Archive - April 1, 2014

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If you are in Oregon, Near Oregon City
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John Slattery's (Morocco 1994-96) film Casablanca Mon Amour
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Review —ONLY BEES DIE by Robert Keller (Albania)

John Slattery's (Morocco 1994-96) film Casablanca Mon Amour

John Slattery’s (Morocco 1994-96)  film is being broadcast (in a shorter form) on BBC Arabic TV this week. The FILM: Casablanca Mon Amour explores a Moroccan perspective on the entwined relationship between Hollywood and Morocco. The relationship (between the U.S. and Morocco) is examined through the cultural lens of cinema. A 45 minute version CASABLANCA MON AMOUR will be broadcast on Alternative Cinema BBC Arabic this Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 19:06 GMT and repeated on Monday and Thursday at 22.06 GMT on BBC Arabic TV. It is NOW streaming live online for a 1 week catch up here (you can just fast forward a bit past the first NEWS part and then it begins) http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/tvandradio/2012/10/000000_cinema_badila.shtml. Here is the announcement Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=657502917648721&set=vb.324779817587701&type=2&theater There is also a Cinema Badila facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BBCArabicAlternativeCinema for comments.

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Review —ONLY BEES DIE by Robert Keller (Albania)

Only Bees Die: Peace Corps Eastern Europe by Robert Keller (Albania 2008–09) CreateSpace $10.95 (paperback) 212 pages 2010 Reviewed by Ken Hill (Turkey 1965–67) Albania is an exotic and enchanting place, home to a Peace Corps program since 1992.  Robert Keller served there as a teacher and consultant from the Spring of 2008 to the Fall of 2009. Only Bees Die provides a lovely afternoon of reading about his experience. The author clearly relished Albania and his book provides a welcome glimpse of life there for the foreigner. Written as a diary and a sort of practical guide, emails sent while in service are scattered throughout, providing an interesting context for insights. The work provides numerous practical tips and suggestions, revealing anecdotes  and examples of do’s and don’ts that most PCV’s would agree on. Likely of limited interest outside a Peace Corps or similar context, it should prove useful for . . .

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