Feb. 03, 2012
It’s been five months since Qaddafi was killed, but Libya’s interim government still finds itself facing a series of crises. The Transitional National Council has struggled to assert authority in some areas where fighting continues; it’s also had a hard time doing things like paying public salaries. Worldview talks with political scientist Ali Ahmida about where the country stands, post-Qaddafi. Also, though millions have crossed the high-security border between Mexico and the U.S., we hear little about the actual experience of that crossing. That’s why Jason De Leon, a professor at the University of Michigan, spends his free time at the border along Arizona’s Sonoran desert. An archaeologist, Jason is collecting the largest body of migrant artifacts in the country -- from shoes to backpacks, water bottles, and love letters left behind -- to illustrate what migrants go through to reach the U.S. He joins Worldview to discuss the project. Lastly, film contributor Milos Stehlik and Nari Safavi review Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's A Separation. The film is nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.