Shows: September 5, 2006

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"Home is Where the Work Is"

Home is Where the Work Is: Domestic Workers Summit

They work in the most intimate spaces—homes—and yet, they remain the invisible backbone of New York’s economy. There are more than 200,000 domestic workers in the city—nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers—and now a groundbreaking report is providing a clearer picture of their working conditions, and providing momentum for a statewide Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Join us as we talk to SABA WAHEED and ANNA COUEY, co-authors of the new report, and hear about an upcoming September 8 domestic workers summit from CAROLYN DE LEON-HERMONGENES and AI-JEN POO of the city-wide coalition Domestic Workers Justice Coalition.

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Trade Showdown in Seattle

Hundreds of farmers, workers, and other activists converge on Seattle this week as the city hosts the latest round of negotiations over the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the largest such agreement since NAFTA. A 100-member delegation from South Korea will join Korean Americans for four days of protests, culminating in a rally on Saturday. We’ll have a report from Seattle with YOUNG CHOE of Korean Americans Against War And Neoliberalism.

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"Red Doors"

They’re a suburban family with three daughters—and bizarrely dysfunctional (is there any other kind?). They’re also Chinese American. GEORGIA LEE’S debut feature “Red Doors” tells a different kind of second-generation story—one in which it’s dad who melts down and runs away from home. We’ll be joined by director Lee and TZI MA, who stars as dad Ed Wong. The film opens this Friday at the Angelika and the ImaginAsian Theater.

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"Man Push Cart"

This new feature film also opening this Friday at the Angelika, promises to make you “see your morning coffee guy in a whole new way.” The film is the story of Ahmad (Razvi), a young man who ekes out a living selling coffee and donuts to commuters from his push cart in Midtown Manhattan. It turns out Ahmad was once a rock star in Pakistan before life (and death) intervened. Stay with us as we talk to RAMIN BAHRANI, the director of this moving and accomplished New York story.

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