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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Guest host Philip Gourevitch talks with teen filmmakers from the Bronx who just got back from shooting a narrative film in Uganda. Also: find out about a billion-dollar simulation of Iraq built in California's Mojave Desert by the U.S. Army. Joseph O’Neill’s new novel, Netherland. Plus, Underreported is all about Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, a brutal Haitian paramilitary leader currently on trial in New York for mortgage fraud.

Guests:

Philip Gourevitch and Joseph O’Neill

The Ghetto Film School of the South Bronx

The South Bronx’s Ghetto Film School connects young New Yorkers to careers in the world of film and video. GFS students Alma Osorio and George Velez, accompanied by filmmaker Maurice Marable, just returned from shooting a narrative film in Kampala, Uganda.

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A Fake Town in a Real War

In California’s Mojave Desert, the U.S. Army has built a billion-dollar virtual Iraq for the purpose of simulating warfare – complete with Iraqi exiles living in a mock Iraqi village. Tony Gerber and Jesse Moss talk about their new documentary about a fake town’s role in a real war,

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Joseph O'Neill's Netherland

Joseph O’Neill’s new novel, Netherland, has gotten great reviews. Its Dutch-born narrator Hans van den Broek seeks solace after 9/11 in his love for New York City and for the sport of cricket.

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Underreported: Haitian Paramilitary Leader on Trial in New York

Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, former leader of the Haitian paramilitary group FRAPH, went on trial earlier this week in New York. But he’s not being tried for his human rights violations – he’s on trial for mortgage fraud! After fleeing Haiti to avoid a warrant for his arrest, he lived a ...

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