Worldview: Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, wearing St. Patrick's day green, Spain's austerity

March 15, 2013


Worldview: Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, wearing St. Patrick's day green, Spain's austerity

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu on his film 'Beyond the Hills.' Ireland Network Chicago Founder talks Irish culture.Teachers and journalists in Spain conduct 'wastefulness tours'. Worldview helps plan your international weekend.

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Behind the scenes of Beyond the Hills

film contributor Milos Stehlik and Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu talk about Mungiu's latest film, Beyond the Hills, winner of the three Cannes 2012 awards.
Beyond the Hills Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Cristian Mungiu Movie HDthreesixtynetwork
What is 'Irish'?

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, Ireland native Seamus Coyle joins Worldview to discuss Irish culture. Coyle says he chuckles when he sees crowds wearing green on St. Patrick's day. Wearing green to celebrate the holiday never occurred to him before he moved here. Coyle helped found Ireland Network Chicago and sits on the executivecommittee of iBAM Chicago.
St Patrick's day parade: Chicago green river 2012beautellanet
Spanish austerity

 A group of teachers and journalists in Valencia, Spain, have come up with a new way to battle the city’s economic woes. They take the curious on a “Wastefulness Tour,” visiting sites of public infrastructure projects that cost taxpayers money but were never completed. Valencia-based journalist Jose Marco Paredes takes Worldview on a virtual tour.
MADRID: Tens of thousands in Spain anti-austerity protest | Business | NewsObserver.comTens of thousands of demonstrators marched in dozens of Spanish cities on Sunday to protest sky-high unemployment, what they say is the g...
Weekend Passport: Kimchi

Global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week Worldview gets a lesson on kimchi from Chef Paul Virant and fermentation guru Sandor Katz.
Amazing India
When: Sunday, March 17, 12-5 pm
Where:  Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago

At Navy Pier this weekend, enjoy Amazing India, part of the Neighborhoods of the World tribute, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage, featuring live music and dance, food, Henna artists, and more. Admission is free!
Kimchi Challenge at the Good Food Festival
When: Saturday, March 16, 2:30pm
Where: UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago‚ IL

As part of the Good Food Festival, the Kimchi Challenge is a chance for local enthusiasts of  kimchi, a traditional Korean food, to test their wares for an expert panel, including none other than Sandor Katz, "fermentation revivalist" and DIY food activist. What is more, Worldview will be joined by Katz and local restauranteur Paul Virant for our very own fermented food tasting!
Cuban artist Encounter: Pedro Páramo
When: Sunday, March 17, 5 pm
Where: Spanish National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 West 19th Street

The acclaimed Cuban theater company Teatro Buendía joins the Goodman Theater for one of its Theater Artist Encounters.  This time, the discussion will focus on a stage adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s  novella Pedro Páramo. Maria Zamudio will lead a discussion with Goodman Theatre Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez, Playwright Raquel Carrío, Director Flora Lauten and the cast of Pedro Páramo on the development of the play. The event is free, but requires reservations.