Part 2 of THE CALLING is on tonight on Independent Lens. It's a mini-series about young leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faiths, and two of the four directors are Workshop grads: Yoni Brook ('06) and Alicia Dwyer ('05)!
(Some of you are just too modest -- here's a note from Sabrina Gordon that I think should be shared with all:)
Hello friends and fam,
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is premiering this Wednesday on PBS WORLD. Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is about a young mother's fight for asylum to protect her daughter from FGM (female genital mutilation). It's really a gripping and moving film-- without being lurid or graphic (see reviews below). It premiered nationally at Silverdocs, where it was in competition, and in New York at The Human Rights International Film Festival at Lincoln Center. FGM affects millions of women and girls, so it is a more urgent (and complicated) human rights issue than people realize.
I really hope you catch it this time--the broadcast begins with an interview with the filmmakers, which includes yours truly (I wonder if you'll recognize me :-) It's short, so don't be late! It's actually being shown throughout the day in NY-- all the times are below. You have plenty of chances to catch it!
NYC: 8am, 2pm, 7pm, 12a
In New York (WNET/WLIW) the channels for PBS WORLD are:
Time Warner: 164
Verizon Fios 473
(I'm sure there's PBS WORLD programming near you! - J)