Monday, December 31, 2012

Film: The Exonerated

The Exonerated is a dramatic reading of transcripts and letters of six wrongfully convicted and imprisoned US citizens. Supplement this by reading Actual Innocence by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld & Jim Dwyer and this article at The Nation magazine from June 18, 2012.

Recommendation: Imperial Cities of Morocco

Imperial Cities of Morocco by Mohomed Metalsi, Cecile Treal, Jean-Michel Ruiz is a wonderful collection of photographs of architectural landmarks in Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat in Morocco. Introductory text accompanies the photos. If you are traveling to these places or simply like architecture, check this book out. If you're exhibiting something related to Morocco or screening the film Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, have this book for the public to thumb through. If you have an office with a waiting area, this would be a good book for that as well.
 Imperial Cities of Morocco

Friday, December 28, 2012

Journal for Kids: Discover

Arwa alerted her blog readers to an article she published in a journal for Muslim children. I'd appreciate any subscribers sharing their thoughts on the journal.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

PBS's Need to Know Visits Clarkston, GA - Multiculturalism in the US South

I had reviewed a book about refugees in Clarkston, GA. Maria Hinojosa presented a Need to Know episode on the continued transition from a nearly one-hundred percent white town to a town where more than one-third of the residents are foreign-born.

Documentary Film: Brother Rob

I saw the documentary film Brother Bob, which covered Terry Jones's trial of the Quran, on the Documentary Channel.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jaffa - The Orange's Clockwork

The basic subscription to Dish Network gives you viewer-supported LinkTV, which in my mind is the best channel available in the United States. In fact, I recommend giving to organizations like LinkTV over political candidates, since the real problem in the US politics is that, as Flavor Flav says, "ignorance is at an all time high."

A great example of content available on LinkTV is the documentary Jaffa - The Orange's Clockwork. Currently, it is available on-line. This documentary examines the myth of "making the desert bloom," which as a result of sophisticated Zionist propaganda over several decades, has been implanted in European-White Supremacist-Colonialist consciousness.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Review: The Future of Life by E.O. Wilson

The Future of Life by E. O. Wilson. (on PaperbackSwap)
The Future of Life
I first heard about Edward Osborne ("E.O.") Wilson from a 2007 interview with Bill Moyers.

This is another of the books on science I've discussed. As I was listening to it, I wondered what humans fifty years from now, assuming humanity survives, will think about the humans who preferred acquiring consumer goods over preserving our planet's biodiversity? Or worse, the humans who were too busy killing each other, most assuredly for justifiable reasons, to notice that the planet was preparing to cull its most destructive species, home sapiens? Or even more unfathomable, large swaths of humanity spent all their time and effort worrying about which humans were indeed closer to God and immersed themselves in endless disputes over texts whose authors would be horrified that their works were cited as reasons for ego-assuaging religious one-upmanship.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Death of an Imam

The Death of an Imam from Salah D. Hassan on Vimeo.
A short documentary film on the 2009 FBI shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a Dearborn warehouse. The documentary was produced by faculty and students at Michigan State University.