Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil joins us from Tahrir Square to discuss the latest news from Egypt; film contributor Milos Stehlik argues in defense of director Billy Wilder; and Weekend Passport heads deep into the heart of Scotland.
An Egyptian official says the top prosecutor in the Hosni Mubarak trial will appeal the recent verdict, which acquitted the former leader and his two sons on corruption charges and cleared senior police officers of complicity in killing protesters during last year's uprising.
We preview the upcoming Egyptian elections now that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two, then discuss the power of music in this political campaign. Finally, we explore India's rash of farmer suicides with documentary filmmaker Micha X. Peled.
When the revolution began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, music played a big fole in galvanizing young people and giving them a voice. So it's not surprising that music continues to play an important role in Egyptian politics as the presidential candidates began their campaigns.
The Egyptian election commission has barred three of the frontrunners from running. The candidates are appealing the decision, but the latest disqualifications have shaken up an already tumultuous race for the presidency.