June 21st, 2012
Episode 161 of 1222 episodes
For this International Review Edition Matthew Sweet is joined by Moscow based broadcaster and critic Konstantin Eggert, Colombian born philosopher and law lecturer Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Iranian academic Narguess Farzad, and Lesley Lokko, a novelist who shares her time between Ghana, South Africa and Scotland. They discuss a new book by Alonso Cueto, the Blue Hour which deals with the legacy of the war with the Shining Path and a Russian film Silent Souls, about two men trying to keep alive the ancient traditions of their people. They also debate whether an ageing population is perceived as a gift or a burden in other parts of the world and discuss arts and cultural events where they are.