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06/11/2010

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Saturday 06 November 2010

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  • Vik Muniz

    Vik Muniz

    Photo shows 'Marat' by Vik Muniz

    The Brazilian artist Vik Muniz discusses his project "Pictures of Garbage," which has been documented into a film called "Waste Land." Filmed over nearly three years, it follows Vik as he creates art with the catadores, the pickers of recyclable materials, who live and work in Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest rubbish dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Elmina

    Elmina

    Production still from Elmina c/o Thierry Ball and ROKEBY

    Doug Fishbone the American conceptual artist and the Ghanian film producer and actor John Apea talk to Anna McNamee about their new project Elmina. Part art work, part regular film it will show in both Tate Britain in London and across cinemas in Ghana. Shot by John and his team as a home-grown film, Doug Fishbone tests the audience by asking them to suspend disbelief while he plays Ato, a Ghanian man, which throws up interesting questions of how we interact with cinema and fiction.

  • Read My Country - Thomas Keneally

    Read My Country - Thomas Keneally

    Continuing The Strand's series, Read My Country, the Booker prize winning author of Schindler's Ark, Thomas Keneally, chooses books about the character and culture of Australia.

    His choices: Manning Clark's A History of Australia; Voss by Patrick White; poetry by Kenneth Slessor and Judith Wright

  • THE POETRY OF REGGAE - DUB WISE

    THE POETRY OF REGGAE - DUB WISE

    For Jamaican poet Geoffrey Philp reggae is at the heart of his work. His poems have a beat and rhythm which is his response to what he hears and feels when he listens to the music. From Miami he talked Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and the importance of singing the songs you want to sing no matter what anyone tells you.

    Peepal Tree Press
  • Le Trio Joubran

    Le Trio Joubran

    Photo: Louis Vincent

    Mark talks to Palestinian oud players Le Trio Joubran. The 3 brothers are the fourth generation of their family to play the instrument and they talk to Mark about experimenting with its sound, and collaborating with the poet Mahmood Darwish.

    Majaz by Le Trio Joubran is out now.

  • For Colored Girls

    For Colored Girls

    Photo: Getty

    Film critic Alynda Wheat reviews this highly anticipated new film from Tyler Perry, one of Hollywood's most powerful directors. The cast features many of Hollywood's leading African-American actresses such as Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson. Based on the seminal play from 1975 by Ntozake Shange, the film follows 7 black women who are all dealing with a different personal conflict such as rape, infidelity and abortion.

  • For Colored Girls

    Tyler Perry director of For Colored Girls Photo: Getty

    Film critic Alynda Wheat reviews this highly anticipated new film from Tyler Perry, one of Hollywood's most powerful directors. The cast features many of Hollywood's leading African-American actresses such as Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson. Based on the seminal play from 1975 by Ntozake Shange, the film follows 7 black women who are all dealing with a different personal conflict such as rape, infidelity and abortion.

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