Arts Express: Revisiting Nigeria and Dominque Strauss-Kahn Sex Scandal in Movies

Half Of A Yellow Sun: A dramatic feature playing out during the struggle in Nigeria for independence from British colonialism, and the ensuing civil wars. Anika Noni Rose, who stars in the film and who also had a groundbreaking role as the first Disney princess of color in The Princess And The Frog, phones in to Arts Express. A highlight of the NY African Film Festival.


Aissa’s Story: Director Iquo B. Essien is on the line to Arts Express in a conversation about her short film dramatizing the rape scandal involving disgraced former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and African immigrant hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo. And just how issues of power, race, class and the corporate media define journalism today. A highlight of the NY African Film Festival.

Poetry Corner: Minneapolis based people’s poet Anya Achtenberg reads from her work.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.