“Waltz with Bashir”: KPFK Wed. 2/18

“Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story,” nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film,  is about Israeli soldiers’ memories of one night in Beirut in 1982 when they stood by while Christian militia members massacred thousands of Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. The New York Times called it “a furious act of conscience and lament.”  It’s been compared to Art Spigelman’s Maus.
Now Waltz with Bashir is also a gorgeous graphic book, and we’ll be speaking with co-author DAVID POLONSKY — and featuring the book as a premium in the KPFK fund drive.

ALSO: “MAKE ’EM LAUGH: The Funny Business of America” is a six-hour documentary that explores how comedy has dealt with our politics, race relations, gender issues, and the taboos in everyday life over the past century. Hosted by Billy Crystal.  We will listen to Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, “All in the Family,” and others featured on the program — and we will be featuring the DVD of “Make ’em Laugh” as a premium in the KPFK fund drive.