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Wanda's Picks Radio Special w/ Ava DuVernay; AmaraTaborSmith

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Today we speak to maverick media worker and artist, Ava DuVernay whose latest film Middle of Nowhere is hitting US theatres by storm after DuVernay won the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award. The film looks at a woman whose husband is incarcerated after a life together on the outside and how that affects not just the wife but all those connected to her.  The film is opening in San Francisco at Stonestone this weekend. We close with a conversation with Amara Tabour Smith who is bring her Our Daily Bread back to CounterPulse next month, Nov. 15-18, 2012. vAfter a run of 8 sold-out shows and 8 standing ovations in the spring of 2011, CounterPULSE is bringing back the community building, body nourishing, heartwarming performance — Our Daily BreadA collaboration between Amara Tabour-Smith's Deep Waters Dance Theater, director Ellen Sebastian Chang and visual artist Laura Diamondstone, Our Daily Bread delivers a thoughtful message and a powerful experience. The production is made rich with music by Ajayi Jackson and Guy de Chalus, costumes by Dana Kawano, and performers Eyla Moore, Stephanie Bastos, Melanie Cutchon, Alicia Walters, Pippa Flemming, Tossie Long, Fe Bongolan, and Zakiya Harris. The performance is a visual and visceral feast, in what Hyphen Magazine calls “an explosive, multi-disciplinary (dance, multi-media, theater, live music, song) whole body exploration about what it means for human beings to eat.”