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Saturday, July 3, 2010
  • "Mountains That Take Wing was filmed over 13 years by two experienced filmmakers and professors, C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan. For a couple hours, Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama thread through their common observations and experiences in America. They're almost too humble, especially Yuri. After 97 minutes, it's a long talk yet not nearly enough. Even as they tell their stories, they don't give detail we're yearning for. If you know only one of the women, it's a great introduction. But those of us who know them both, we wanna hear it all. We wanna know what Yuri said to Asian folks who hated on her for building with Black and Latino communities. We wanna know how Angela Davis got through solitary confinement. But I suppose there's only so much you can do in one film…"
  • "منذ بداية التفكير فى تأسيس حملة دعم حمدين صباحى مرشحا شعبيا للرئاسة ونحن نعلم أننا سوف نتعرض للكثير من العقبات ، والمخاطر ، والاتهامات ، وأحيانا المزايدات .. وكنا ولازلنا مستعدين لمواجهة كل ذلك وأكثر منه ، فمعركتنا ليست معركة الدفاع عن شخص نثق فى أن تاريخه ومواقفه تدافع عن صاحبها ، وقضيتنا ليست فى تبرئة ساحتنا من اتهامات اغلبها ناتج عن محاولات تشويه متعمد والقليل منها يدخل فى سياق النقد القاسى احيانا لكن المقبول فى كل الاحوال من منطلق اختلاف وجهات النظر .."
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