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Today brings two chances to clarify our past

On May 3, Mainers have two opportunities to explore the nature of truth in Holocaust history. First, Dr. Lawrence Langer, Emeritus Professor of English at Simmons College, will address “Interpreting Holocaust Survivor Testimonies,” at 7 p.m. at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. The event is presented by the Holocaust & Human Rights […]

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Best Foreign Film, ‘In a Better Word,’ premieres

For those of you passionate about refugee issues, you may remember flashes of a fictional Kenyan refugee camp during the teaser of Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. I immediately wanted to know more about this film. And here it is. This year’s Academy Award winner, “In a Better World,” (2010, Denmark/Sweden) from […]

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Kouddous gives voice to individual Egyptians

Some of the most remarkable video coverage of Egypt is coming from Democracy Now! Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Producer Hany Massoud. With increased violence against journalists forcing a limit on coverage, sometimes to anonymous wide shots, Kouddous’ team has been highlighting the voices of individual Egyptians from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Perhaps what helps […]

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Witmer’s ‘Little Flowers’ for Invisible Children

With gifted singer-songwriter Denison Witmer performing tonight at Maine’s Kennebunk Coffeehouse, we bring you a somewhat dated, slightly out-of-sync, but no-less-relevant video. Set to Witmer’s song “Little Flowers,” the video highlights the work of Invisible Children, a nonprofit that uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s […]

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Book asks: What was your ‘Enough Moment’?

Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle have reunited to author “The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes,” a new book released today. The pair also co-authored the New York Times bestseller, “Not On Our Watch.” “The Enough Moment” highlights the efforts of citizens, both well-known and everyday […]

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