A young boy and woman looking over a ledge.  | Still from film "Mali Blues" for "Link Voices"

Radio Unnameable

Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. Fass and his committed group of friends, peers, and listeners proved time and time again through massive, planned meetups and other similar events that radio was not a solitary experience but rather a platform to unite communities of like-minded, or even just open-minded, individuals without the dependence on large scale corporate backing.

"Radio Unnameable" is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now. Revealing the underexposed world of independent radio, the film illustrates the intimate relationship Fass and, by extension, WBAI formed with their listeners that were strong enough to maintain the station's role as one of the most successful listener-sponsored programs in the United States.

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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

  • 2019-06-29T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T18:00:00-07:00
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Mother of the Earth

MOTHER OF THE EARTH takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah's garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers. Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution.

  • 2019-07-06T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T18:00:00-07:00
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Wall

"Wall" follows British playwright David Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. The feature-length film is an animated take on real-life events.

  • 2019-07-13T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T18:00:00-07:00
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Every year tens of thousands of people are driven by grinding poverty and conflict to leave their homes in Central and South America and journey through Mexico towards the U.S. They brave one of the world’s most dangerous journeys, traveling along a stretch of desert called the “corridor of death,” for the chance of a better, more secure life for themselves and their families.

  • 2019-07-20T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-22T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-22T18:00:00-07:00
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