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Archive for May 2007

The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, one year on

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Forget the politics. Forget the national struggle. its there, yes, but above all there’s young people who want to own their life.

The Freedom Theatre, Jenin, Palestine.
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May 31, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Yishay Garbasz, “in my mother’s footsteps”

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Hey, I have a guest post:

the last 3 years i have been working on a book titled “In My Mother’s Footsteps” which is a project I did as a Thomas J Watson Fellowship.I had a show of some of this project at the noorderlicht 2005. and there will be a show in Chiang Mai museum of art as well as the National Gallery in bangkok in 2008. there is likely to be a show in 2009 with the national museum in Osaka as well.

I used a large format camera with colour film as I retraced the early years of my mother’s life during World War II. I followed her footsteps through the Holocaust in an attempt to understand what it had meant to her, and what it meant to our relationship as mother and son going from one generation to the next. I chronicled the details of her daily existence, which included her escape from Berlin, Germany to Groningen in Holland, and then her eventual Nazi capture. In all, I travelled through four countries as I followed her account of survival being moved among five different concentration camps, including the historic “Death March” of winter 1944, on her way to the Bergen-Belsen camp.

 

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Yishay is having a hard time getting any publisher to look at my work, so if you have any tips / contacts, call him:

 

 

Yishay Garbasz

www.yishay.com

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May 30, 2007 at 11:46 am

ah, Paris..

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This is what qualifies as a children’s meal at Bofinger:

“Man, even grown ups don’t get this stuff in London”, As a certain 10 year old gentlemen was heard to remark before he gobbled it down to the last escargot.

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May 30, 2007 at 1:59 am

Posted in children, Education, food, Paris

Elderly care workers required. Experience in sex work an advantage.

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In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, an experimental program recently launched to provide training and employment to female sex workers in need of better job security. The program trains prostitutes to become elder-care workers, which may sound like an unlikely job transition, but happens to be quite logical.

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May 25, 2007 at 2:58 pm

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so I’m late

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Just discovered Def Poetry Jam. Like Yellow Rage, Motives & Thoughts, Hell, Nothing is for Nothing, P*ssy, Sick & Tired, Coded language. Disengage, now.

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May 25, 2007 at 12:51 am

visuorwalianism

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How do you drive past a wall every day and pretend it doesn’t exist? Easy. Paint it:

Yishay Garbasz, landscape of separation

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May 22, 2007 at 3:21 pm

openlearn talk @ the London Knowledge Lab

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openlearn is a massive effort from the UK open university to make their course materials free and open on the web. You can also remix and upload your versions.

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May 20, 2007 at 10:12 am

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