WBEZ's film contributor Milos Stehlik fills in for Jerome McDonnell as we discuss the role of film in French multiculturalism, and the state of documentary film. Also, on this week's Weekend Passport, we feature a kid's orchestra from Paraguay whose instruments are made of recycled materials.
North Korea has reportedly executed Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol by antiaircraft guns. Bruce Cumings speculates for us. Milos Stehlik reviews opening night films at Cannes and for Weekend Passport, we learn about a grandfather's life from Paula Burzawa in her book 'Tasso's Journey'
A number of American soldiers who fought in Vietnam have returned to Vietnam to try to help rebuild the country. We'll talk with Don Blackburn, a vet who now lives in Vietnam and journalist Nissa Rhee.
We discuss what President Obama's trip to Africa could mean for US relations with the continent. Then, Milos Stehlik offers a glimpse of new action thriller "White House Down." Plus, we explore weekend events with an international theme.