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    Edwidge Danticat: The Price of Sugar

    May 5, 2014  —  

    To accompany artist Kara Walker’s first large-scale public project, A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory from May 10 to July 6, novelist Edwidge Danticat explores labor conditions on contemporary sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic.  More
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    Christian State, Woo-hoo! Jewish State, Yay! Muslim State, Boo!

    May 2, 2014  —  

    In the wake of the collapsed U.S.-led talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, comedian Negin Farsad asks why Americans accept the idea of a Jewish state but object to a Muslim state.  More
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    Here Comes the Money: Solar Power and Self-Determination in Western Sahara

    April 30, 2014  —  

    Artist Mel Chin proposes a Western Saharan currency, backed by solar power, that would help the Sahrawi people achieve independence while also combatting climate change.  More
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    Venezuela: Where the Wealthy Stir Violence While the Poor Build a New Society

    April 28, 2014  —  

    Documentary filmmaker Dario Azzellini argues the protests in Venezuela represent a vicious attack on the country’s social progress under Hugo Chávez, spurred on by anti-Chavista politicians in affluent regions.  More
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    Tough Love at Mexico City’s Casa Xochiquetzal

    April 22, 2014  —  

    The photographer Bénédicte Desrus and journalist Celia Gómez Ramos paint a portrait of an unconventional Mexico City retirement home that “provides a space to age with dignity for a group of vulnerable women who are often invisible to society at large.”  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Mary Lampson, a co-director of the groundbreaking 1976 documentary Underground, reflects on her experience interviewing fugitive members of the Weather Underground for a film that resonates with present-day concerns about war, surveillance, police brutality and the punishment of dissent.

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