Shows: May 1, 2007

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Muktharan Mai

Tribeca Preview - Postcards from Tora Bora

We chat with co-directors WAZHMAN OSMAN and KELLY DOLAK and editor STEVEN JABLONSKY about Postcards from Tora Bora, their documentary tracking Osman's return to her childhood home in Afghanistan after 20 years and her quest to find evidence of her former life after decades of war. More at


Tribeca Preview - Shame

Shame documents the struggles and successes of Pakistani activist Muktharan Mai who has gained international fame for her ongoing efforts to demand justice after being gang raped by the order of her local tribal council. We will be joined by Shame's director MOHAMMED ALI NAQVI and co-producer JILL SCHNEIDER, in town for the Tribeca Film Festival.


May 1st Immigration Roundtable

We host a roundtable discussion with national and local leaders on activism and resistance in the immigrants' rights movement in May Day rallies, and the debate over the framework of the STRIVE Act in D.C. as the Senate prepares to drop its immigration bill. Joining us will be CATHI TACTAQUIN of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights on the state of the immigration debate, BERNADETTE ELLORIN of the Philippine Forum on New York's May 1st activism, and ANGAD BHALLA of Judson Memorial Church on interfaith organizing.


Sounds of Taigaa!

This upcoming Saturday, Brooklyn-based feminist art rock band TAIGAA! performs at the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday program. TAIGAA! band members will join us in the studio to share tracks from their self-titled debut CD featuring heavy drums, violin melodies, and operatic vocals and to discuss their varied influences - from pre-80s Korean Pop to Punk, Goth and Experimental Pop.


This program is brought to you by Chitra Aiyar and Shirley Lin of the APF collective.

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