Watching and Reading: Week of December 7, 2007

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Each week, we’ll highlight links from the “Watching” and “Reading” sidebars on the right side of the page.

WATCHING
9500 Liberty
scene from 9500 LibertyThanks to the Utne Reader blog for pointing out this extraordinary interactive documentary that truly “elevates the immigration debate.” Watch videos.

Frontline
Frontline and JerusalemExamine why the 2000 Oslo Accords almost succeeded, and ultimately failed in “Shattered Dreams of Peace.”

Mortal Kombat
Henry JenkinsMIT academic Henry Jenkins weighs in on the controversial new documentary about violence and video games that is roiling gamers.

READING
IndieWire
POV alumna Jessica Yu (In the Realms of the Unreal, POV 2006) talks about her latest documentary project, Protagonist, which opened in New York City on November 30.

Canada’s Playback
features an article by producer Gerry Flahive about the new media panels held last month at the Sheffield Film Festival in England.

Pop Matters
A review of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner which premieres December 12 on POV

Television Without Pity
Nice shout-out for Bill’s Run (POV 2004) and the series as part of their recent “It’s Good For You” campaign.

Ruiyan Xu
Ruiyan Xu
Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.