Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, for February 16, 2005 - 7:00pm
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This week, John Young and Johayna Marlow of the Middle
East Radio Project are joined in the studio by Dr. Jess
Ghannam for an exclusive, in-depth interview. Based
in San Francisco, Jess Ghannam is a psychoanalyst,
human rights activist, and documentary filmmaker. He
has been working on describing the psychological
effects of torture, occupation, and war in Palestine.
He writes, directs, and produces documentaries related
to human rights issues in the Arab World.
We talk with Jess Ghannam about the making of the superb new Palestinian film Until When... of which he is the Associate Producer. The film, set during the current Intifada, follows the lives of Palestinians in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. Join us for this compelling interview, in which we feature excerpts from this new film and its original soundtrack, and in which Professor Ghannam talks about the making of Until When.... We discuss with Jess the significance of the film and its themes in the Palestinian struggle for justice. Thanks to the Until When