Refuge, Tradition, Hollywood
Saturday, June 28, 2003
Kurt Andersen and novelist Emmanuel Dongala talk about making art in exile. We hear about European composers fleeing World War II who reinvented the film score in the golden age of Hollywood. Artist Shirin Neshat, living in the U.S., makes films about her homeland of Iran, while Albania’s national folk-singing treasure struggles to make a living in Queens. And design critic Philip Nobel reveals his latest crush — on his vacuum cleaner.