Friday, February 23, 2007

Thanks for the opitmism!

Finally a movie that portrays Africa in a positive way or a movie that expresses optimism about the future of Africa

Its called "Africa Paradis" Its filmed in Benin and France and its in French.

Europe, among them France, has become underdeveloped due to acute economic and political crisis while Africa has gone through very thriving development.As Olivier and Pauline, a French engineer and a French teacher, can no more decently live in their country, they decide to immigrate into the United States of Africa.Unfortunately they don’t manage to get an entry visa and therefore call on a smuggler. From that time on their life turns upside down and they face the grim reality of immigration : they experience the position of illegal immigrant, the difficulty to find a decent job and on top of that the political use of immigration.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Iran after the Iranian revolution

I have to write a research paper on the "youth culture in Iran" for one of my classes... so, I decided to do some reading and research and when I started reading about Iran after the Iranian revolution I WAS ABLE TO RELATE TO IT! seriously, Iran after the revolution is soo similar to Sudan after Nimeri imposed sharia law.
I mean mandatory veiling /segregated schools/islamicization(is it a word?) of everything....Can you see the similarities? Yes, this is what am talking about!

I will post more about it later:D!

A short history of a long war

I've just finished reading Darfur: a short history of a long war for Alex De waal and Julie Flint and I have to admit that I've never been so affected by a book . This book is absolutely unputdownable and it reveals all the dirty little secrets and history of Darfur.
Although, I consider this book a real eye-opener, I hated reading it because it made me see the whole conflict from a new point of view and solving the Darfur issue is not as simple as I thought it would be.

After reading this book, I decided to apply for an internship in "Justice Africa". Finally, I'm going to work with Alex De Waal! :)