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Globalization: Preventing the Sameness of the World
Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello
an animation from Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan’s Crossing the BLVD project.
This video, directed and animated by Warren Lehrer with Brandon Campbell, features the words of Eugene Hütz—leader of the gypsy-punk-cabaret band Gogol Bordello—sharing his views on ‘globalization’ and putting forward an alternative vision of what he calls “multi-kontra-culture.” This animation, with sound production and arrangement by Judith Sloan, is the newest manifestation of Lehrer/Sloan’s multi-media project, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America, which documents and portrays new immigrants and refugees in the United States.
Labib’s Café: Sharing the Bad Times
Produced, edited and narrated by Judith Sloan. Assisted by Warren Lehrer. For the Crossing the BLVD series. In an Egyptian cafe on Steinway Street in Astoria, hate is spilled and calmly mopped up four nights after the Sept. 11th attack on the World Trade Towers. Judith Sloan talks with owner Labib Salama and his customer Nasser Elgabry about the return of the four boys who ransacked his coffee shop.
Aired Sept. 30, 2001, Jan. 5 2002, and March 9, 2002 / WNYC New York Public Radio, on WNYC/PRI’s The Next Big Thing. Photo of Labib Salama and broken mirrors by Warren Lehrer, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America.