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“The Martian”: This Heroism is for Chinese Viewers Too

February 04, 2016
Many claim that books and films-- politicians too—are frequently the result of a deliberate marketing strategy, that they’re designed by a team according to formulae based on earlier successes and applied like an algorithm to the market:--to win. “The Martian” may be one of these made-to-order productions, containing as it does, all essential ingredients-- a star actor, an ethnically diverse cast, a futuristic theme, spectacular cosmic sets, high tech knowhow, and a heroic American plot.

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Voices of Iraq

Aliya Sousa
Dr. Aliya Sousa was the daughter and biographer of the remarkable and prolific Iraqi author, researcher, engineer and hydrologist, Dr. Ahmed Sousa (1900-1983).
In this 1999 interview in Baghdad, she recalls his early life. Aliya Sousa perished in the bombing of the UN office in Baghdad, August 19, 2003.
sound Sample Pt 2, reviewing Sousa's research in irrigation 5:43

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NY-based documentary photographer, interviewed by S. Malaika and S. Aslam sound Sample 4:20

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