CRIES FROM SYRIA had already made its HBO debut when I spoke with Evgeny Afineevsky on March 16, 2017. He was in San Francisco, though, to do a Q&A after a screening here. Afineevsky is a garrulous, upbeat man, quick with a smile and a hug, but when he talks about the dangers of American… Read More »
Sandra Bagaria was not raised to be a victim, and so when her online with a woman blogger named Amina half a world away took an emotionally wrenching turn, the last thing she wanted to do was walk away.
When I spoke with Ziggy Marley on April 19, 2012, the first thing I wanted to know is how he felt when he found out that his father’s lyrics had been part of the Arab Spring. The conversation continued with why he chose Kevin McDonald to direct the documentary about Bob, the roots of reggae,… Read More »