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Episode 7 – The Editor

In our first episode for 2021 I would like to explore the idea of hope. In 2015, a sense of despair swept throughout Afghanistan. The Obama administration’s surge to suppress and route the Taliban had ended long ago – and as the United States continued the long drawdown from the country, the Taliban were resurgent.…

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The Ask – Year 1 in Review

As we approach the end of 2020 I want to a moment and look back on the first months of The Ask Podcast. This podcast launched in Episode 1 with a roundtable discussion with Professor Thongchai Winichakul, Professor Clare Veal, and journalist Teirra Kamolvattanavith to look at the history and consequences of the Thammasat University…

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Episode 6 – Totally Under Control

In this episode of The Ask filmmakers Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, and Suzanne Hillinger discuss their work on Totally Under Control. About the film: TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL – Official Trailer Learn more here: https://neonrated.com/films/totally-under-control Our Episode Guests: Filmmaker Alex Gibney Filmmaker Alex Gibney won the Oscar in 2008 for Taxi to the Dark Side, an…

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Episode 5 – Strange Cities Are Familiar With Saeed Taji Farouky

In this episode of The Ask filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky discusses his work on Strange Cities Are Not Familiar and the South London Gallery Film School You can watch the film for free here: Learn more about the South London Gallery Film School here: https://www.southlondongallery.org/education/recreative/ Our Episode Guest: Filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky Saeed Taji Farouky…

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