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because of the security implications that could have don't forget it provides education to some five hundred thousand palestinian children it provides food aid to many of the more than one million refugees inside gaza so there is no much by no means a total acceptance of this plan in the israeli establishment although it is something that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has long argued for. still ahead on the ball the turnout storm damage in puerto rico and the governor admits aurukun maria killed many more than first admitted. i'm listening to you an intact as venezuela we're filling your tank doesn't cost of being what that is about to change. hello there we still got plenty of wet weather over the southern parts of china at
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the moment this region has been incredibly wet over the past few days this cluster of thunderstorms here in the southeast is going to stick around so for the southeastern parts of china and across into taiwan staying pretty wet here as we head through the day on thursday that area towards the west is going to slowly begin to work its way westwards and break up a little bit so here in the southern parts of china in through hainan should be falling and drawing just the occasional shower for friday the wetter weather making its way across the northern parts of vietnam instead they're working their way towards us here in bangladesh but for now it's following enjoy just the occasional shower here with more wet weather across the central belt of india and this is where it's going to be a person us as we had three thursday and friday we've got a little circulation developing here and that will in hans the rains to the south largely draw it just the occasional showers here most of those across that west coast and further north it should be fine for as kharaj there up at around twenty eight degrees now here in doha there's a fair amount of cloud today which is ensuring it's actually not too hot
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temperatures generally around thirty nine degrees but they'll be rising as we head through the next few days probably around forty two as we head through thursday and friday but staying very humid. when the us has all collapsed this university professor became a millionaire and a criminal on the run. fifteen years old his daughter mbox on an extraordinary journey to find him. my six million dollars father a witness and documentary on al-jazeera. it
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is good to have you on al-jazeera these are our top stories a dam has collapsed in myanmar forcing fifty thousand people from their homes at least one hundred villages have been flooded. by. the un's refugee agency estimates about four million refugee children school last year and they say the problem is getting worse the u.n. says two out of three refugee children in primary continuing to secondary school and un run schools for palestinian refugees in gaza and the occupied west bank have reopened despite the united states cutting two hundred million dollars in aid the un's refugee agency agency says it only has enough money to keep those schools open until next month. iran's representatives have told the un's top court that time is
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running out for iranians suffering economic turmoil under u.s. sanctions or government lawyers were making their closing arguments on the third day of hearings of the international court of justice in the netherlands iran is asking judges to order the u.s. to lift sanctions the u.s. says the court doesn't have that jurisdiction reports from the hague. it's known as the peace palace but the chance of the court the highest legal body of the united nations bringing an end to the hostile environments between the u.s. and iran was never going to be wholly. from both countries presented their cases to the course. of the american decision to pull out of the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions broken agreements of friendship between the countries they sing back to nine hundred fifty five. the moment a corner recruiter. sounds to certain that this view through
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diplomatic means did not succeed. iraq had no other choice but to seize the international court of justice with the president's request on sixteen to lart two thousand and three and they said sanctions were crippling the iranian economy and there is ranging from investment in renewable energy to aircraft parts or like spores on the iranian currency itself the measures are intended to and do bite deeply into key areas of iran's economy and they also bite into the health well being and safety of its citizens as well as of its companies but in response the us said that the iranian claim that it was guilty of unfriendly actions was deeply hypocritical given the empty american sentiments and actions taken by iran since the islamic revolution of nineteen seventy million and that the iranians were deliberately confusing legal and political issues mr president iran's
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request warrants another observation before i proceed it rests on the basis of a treaty who central purpose friendship with the united states iran has expressly and repeatedly disavowed since nine hundred seventy nine in its words and actions by sponsoring terrorism and other malign activity against united states citizens and interests. in other words the situation that the parties find themselves in today is nowhere near what was contemplated when the treaty was concluded in one nine hundred fifty five for all of the american attempts here to destroy the iranian case there is an argument that suggests that politically speaking this might be quite a useful exercise for the american government because the people arguing that the u.s. was within its rights to withdraw from the nuclear deal and that the sanctions imposed on iran anything like as harmful as the iranian side says are not hard core supporters of president from their lawyers working for the state department's panel
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of judges will not make a decision this week on iran's case and whatever they do decide may easily be ignored by the united states. the hague. a suicide car bomb in iraq has killed at least seven people and injured others the attack was an al qaida near the border with syria the target was a checkpoint manned by the iraqi army and allied fighters. now to venezuela the government is moving ahead with plans to raise the price of petrol with hyperinflation expected to reach a million the percent by the end of the year the government is trying to increase revenue and stop a billion dollar market and oil contraband latin america editor lucien human reports from caracas. in an oil rich countries like venezuela it's one thing to subsidize he'll fight another is to give it away he'll break i don't know it's a gift what i pay is not even enough. thanks to.
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one million liters of petrol. one us dollar and imagine this if you can a one thousand. point zero zero one of a cent which is why the government took them out of. except here. and is incredible is that i can still use it here to buy a hundred and sixty six liters of the highest. at the venezuela colombia border where small and large scale smugglers operate in broad daylight the price distortion feeds a lucrative black market with billions of dollars but now in an attempt to rescue the drowning a condom e president. has announced a plan to stop the leak. one more leader of. this whalen's
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have until the end of the month to register their cars for an unspecified amount of subsidized petrol before prices go up dramatically for everyone else. this would put the lucrative black market out of business but there's a problem. you can stop the government controls the members of the national guard stationed on the border patrol and allowed tankers to cross the border. venezuela could certainly benefit from cracking down on corruption on its side of the border and selling the petrol it's been losing at international prices just as necessary finally seem serious about raising prices at the pump. we don't know how much it's going to cost. and that generates confusion. historically raising the price of petrol has been a controversial and explosive issue. in venezuela. yes even the most skeptical
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admit the giving away petrol is less of a gift than the symbol of an economy in freefall. al-jazeera. now let's think of a of the number of puerto ricans killed by harken movie as almost fifty times higher than a head leading to criticism off the u.s. government the most powerful storm to hit the u.s. territory in one thousand years was reported to have killed sixty four people and september the white house said the volatile number of deaths was a quote good news story now that having an island admits that mistakes were made and the estimated number of dead is almost three thousand. it is time to show. the family and friends it is also time to reflect on it what we did we need to find it hard to correct so that we can respond in future rosslyn
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jordan has more from washington d.c. . for nearly a year after hurricane maria plowed through puerto rico the official death toll there has been set at sixty four that's on an island of several million people well now a research report conducted by the george washington university and the university of puerto rico has determined that the number of people who were killed in the aftermath of hurricane maria actually was two thousand nine hundred seventy five and that's because this calculation includes an important definition how many people's health was impacted negatively by the hurricane or some other natural disaster after the immediate houses of the storm people who were older and presumably in poor health people who lived in poor communities and who did not have electricity or clean water or access to regular medicine were much more.
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and thus experience higher death rates in those parts of puerto rico the report is calling for improved during physicians when they're looking at diagnosing the cause of death after a major disaster such as a hurricane or a blizzard they're also looking for better ways of preparation for particularly vulnerable communities to make certain that there are enough emergency supplies emergency generators and other steps taken to protect people who can't get out of the way of a major natural disaster. now fans of to say goodbye to the queen of soul aretha franklin there being a lot of you her body and her home city of detroit well she died two weeks ago pancreatic cancer at age seventy six let's go to our correspondent john hendren. museum of african american history in detroit have bodies actually on display for
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days because so many want to say goodbye. that's right elizabeth we have hundreds of people who i don't know if you can see this line behind me they're coming just a few at a time but they're really wrapped around the block and they've been here since before the museum opened it's open for twelve hours a day and yesterday aretha franklin lay in state in all red all the way down to her own shoes but today she's had a wardrobe changes wearing blue and silver and everybody's coming out and talking about how they have been affected by her they're coming to remember her but also the parts of their lives for which she was a soundtrack i've got a guest with me her name is patricia crumb and she is from detroit and i want to ask what brings you here today to represent the queen. sister. so you're from detroit she's a big deal here's a big deal everywhere but especially here why what does she mean why does she mean
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so much. respect. so much but the city she wanted the city to be at its best. and. not you and shit but she was also such a larger than life fan what are some of your favorite songs of hers. respect that course of course that's the one that made her an otis redding song that she turned into really an anthem for feminism and for civil rights did any of the fact that she was kind of a civil rights icon is that meaningful to you yet. yes just like rosa parks yes that. a lot of women out in maine still around the world that's right and rosa parks was also here in state in the same in the in the same hearse that aretha franklin came here in juneau a lot of people why is everyone coming do you suppose because they had so much the
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queen of so. great that frankly she has so much. given her. represent the city of detroit the motor city all right thank you patricia we are appreciate you talking to us and i hope you're enjoying your time out here this is as you say elizabeth this second of four days of celebration two days lying in state this is the second on thursday there will be a concert where the four tops will play gladys knight will play and thirty other musical bands then on friday she will be formally laid to rest in a private ceremony that will be televised elizabeth john thank you very much for that for now that is john hendren joining us live from detroit thank you. now to malaysia where the production of palm oil is one of the main causes of rain forest destruction and the demands that threefold by twenty fifty the rate. could be devastating.
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in east malaysia is renowned for the beauty of its not. one of the tropical rain forests undergrowth told majestic rich in plants and. it's also a way of life for some like to hide in been jobless for generations the people from his community in settled and they have relied on the jungle for much of the needs of the one community many things that we use come from the forests we use raw turn to make and build things some plants are used in traditional medicine the insects too useful we take honey from the bee it has medicinal qualities. even the water they drink used to come from the forest but not since the area around it was cleared for development to harden and some villages fought against the encroachment but to no avail logging in this forest and the landslides that occurred as
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a result of that have affected this stream it's a trickle compared to what it used to be and the water is no longer clear but muddy . since two thousand and thirteen much of the forest has been wiped out the trees replaced by a single crop palm sabah is the top palm oil producer in malaysia which in ten is the second largest exporter in the world after indonesia demand for the commodity is set to grow driven apart by the push for biofuels particularly in china and indonesia that could spell a disaster for forests as land is cleared to make way for plantations but the round table unsustainable palm oil. says alternatives to the commodity may be even worse bottom oil has a year that is forty times i hear all the oils so it requires ten times less land to make the same amount of oil out of that and it is utilized so their solution is not to say let's stop palm oil let's go to something else but he's to make sure
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that whatever we produce is blue sustainably and that's where the out of fuel comes into play the ares p.o. is a voluntary organization and while it sets standards on palm oil production it has not committed to zero deforestation. for the people and said village what they lament is the loss of the forest they say the land belonged to their and sisters and should be theirs for generations to come florence louis al-jazeera village substate malaysia. now finally this bulletin there's a red alert in spain as what's described as the world's biggest food fight gets into full swing again the narrow streets of the town of home to the famous tomato herding battle more than one hundred sixty tons of tomatoes were thrown during last year's annual dinner festival before firefighters clean up the mess.
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and again on the lips of a problem in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera and the imus collapsed in myanmar force and fifty thousand people from their homes at least one hundred villages have been flooded in central. region water levels are expected to keep rising after part of this was the swat chong dam burst following monsoon rains or convoys of military trucks carrying boats are on their way to rescue trapped people . the un's refugee agency estimates that around four million refugees children missed school last year and they say the problem is getting worse they say that two out of three refugee children and primary aren't continuing on to secondary school and they want government and aid agencies to make education a critical element of their response to refugees well un run schools for palestinian refugees in gaza and the occupied west bank of reopened despite the
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u.s. cutting two hundred million dollars in aid the un's refugee agency says it only has enough money to keep the schools open until next month. to school today was a very strong message that believes in the services that we will not abandon our. mandate our mandate is not for sale it's something that we believe in very strongly and today we could see it here we are very determined to keep these schools open i told the students they should focus and concentrate on their studies we will concentrate on getting the money to ensure they can continue their studies. now u.s. military exercises on the korean peninsula looks set to resume their adding to spend a third of the summit between u.s. president and the north korean leader in june. the international criminal court is here in closing arguments on the crimes against humanity trial of the former convalesce warlord. but those are the headlines on al-jazeera
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do stay with us the stream is coming up next thank you very much for watching. china is keen to win friends and influence you need oil rich middle east business spark the wrong line of china to secure its resources for the future of the. region as a whole dollars expect to grow we bring you the stories to the shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. today crazy rich asians is the first major hollywood film with an all will cast in twenty five years this make it a watershed moment for representation to get your thoughts all call made it out alive you can chat and back out to compete in the street. march we've been dating for you think it's time to. take another country.
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queen singapore what do you want to see my family i hardly know anything about them every time i bring them up to meet his parents and here's the sender money think about it think that texans are first. right so your families are comfortable that is exactly what a super rich person would. crazy rich asians tells the fictional story of rachel a native new yorker who flies to singapore to meet her boyfriend's family and the meeting doesn't exactly go smoothly and the film is being lauded by some as an important moment for representation because it tackles the complexities of what it means to be asian american but some critics point out it shines a spotlight on asian american women say while ignoring the asian groups and joining us to discuss this is brad jenkins he's the executive producer at funny or die in
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los angeles the way she's a sociologist and author of real inequality hollywood actors and racism and in new york kimberly yom she's the asian voices editor for the huffington post so welcome everyone to this stream i want to start on my laptop with a tweet because of course this is a conversation that is going viral online e.-v. here. i find homes which is romantic comedies cheesy but i watch crazy went to asians to support an all asian cast and for the first five minutes i bawled nothing to do with the storyline it was just seeing asians portrayed in so many different ways other than kong flu fighter or girl with dyed hair brad this person cried for the first five minutes i will full disclosure i cried several times during the. first five minutes i will say but this clearly spoke to be can you relate to that i kind of you know one of these guys who actually likes some like
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the one guy in the audience of nothing but women so i can relate. and i felt the same way there was something. really touching about seeing your face up on screen but in so many different ways not just the one stock character or the one goofy nerd it's everything it's the leading man and it's the bad boy it's the hot leading it's the villain everyone was. asian and it took twenty five years for this to happen. it was a special moment and it was interesting bawling again i want to plug my man card here i found myself crying a few times in this film and i think that it speaks about it speaks to a hunger for us to see ourselves reflected and i think that's why you're seeing it feel like a movement as opposed to just some movie scene once you spent a lot of time looking at representation in hollywood particularly the lack of
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representation so when you see a film like this do incredibly well what's the backstory what is it telling us about where hollywood is right now and well that isn't the representation of asian americans for instance. you know so historically asian americans have been under represented and yet asian americans are some of the highest internet streaming service users they also have been going to movies at higher rates than their population and so it's kind of crazy that hollywood hasn't capitalized on this and also the you know their interest in the asian market and asian americans are certainly really trying to to be able to bridge that to asia and be america and so i think that the success of this film allows for a whole new generation of asian american actors to then get roles to be able to launch their careers which does happen with your look like twenty five years ago we
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still see the daughters in playing big roles in hollywood like me and so i think that that's why this movie the success of this movie is so significant. kimberly. let me just show you a model who can be as if you're on twitter you will know who i am and i just go down here i just want to amaze people with what a tweet can do tweet thread here i did in twenty two thousand read tweets three hundred eighty five thousand likes and it goes on and i don't know why because completion stories like this one nine years old you attend ballet cab someone tells you that another go hates you she thinks your eyes are an ugly shape you don't have the vocabulary to describe why that's a hurtful but now you hate your distinctly asian face you don't want to be chinese anymore so many people around the world said yes that's me too i understand i get that a new wrote that after seeing a wrong com. you know. i think you know kind of going back to
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what brad brought up before when you know our faces our stories are so absent from the landscape and suddenly you see it up there and you see you know it's just not just one asian token asian character there's a diversity of personalities there's a diversity of types of asians i mean it's much more true to what we see out in the real world we're not all these nerdy sidekick whatevers we're a lot of different personalities and so seeing that kind of for the first time on screen was a very emotional thing for me and i think when we talk about representation there's this whole other side to it which is a little bit neglected which is why it actually matters and you know we say that representation matters but there are real world consequences and so you know for me and this is really the true kind of story about the tweets you know the reason why
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the whole thing was so. impactful was because if you don't grow up with these stories and you're only references to your own race or these kind of racist incidents then you do end up having kind of a self-hatred for your culture and i think that's a lot of the reason why it went viral is because a lot of people could relate to that. so we can claim that it's important. it's important for self representation but also what kimberly tweeted all these people making fun of her they're not seeing any asian americans or asian faces in positive roles right so crazy visions which shows so many different kinds of beautiful asian men so many different kinds of beautiful women in there in a variety of roles that aren't stereotypical that also has an impact on how others see us you know we can't talk about this movie without talking about the criticism of who exactly was represented some may see this movie as
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a love letter to singapore and that is what justin says in this week here i've been to singapore around national day several years ago and while it is see no centric it's not an excuse for this film to ignore the presence of the country's other groups this is the same reason why minorities in the u.s. are upset about the lack of representation so we have a piece here from someone who sent us a video comment the title is crazy rich asians is not a radical win for representation was born in singapore and currently lives in australia and this is what she talks about on the limits of representation. when we're talking about asians as a movie it's important to note that one that mocked itself as a great moment a representation of us from right now do something it is not just a one time to begin with and this movie creates chinese people to singapore minorities in singapore on to represent it very well very much and in this movie we are seen in service positions to the chinese eat
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a thing of opening got some of them and this is a problem clinching that this movie is selling itself as the nation when i see it what i see is all of the people who have been dismissed in singapore to begin with and now this movie is doing so on and global is the and it's not representation it's not representation for everyone the idea is still the same it's not representing all show. yeah i mean look we are i think take a step back i think we all agree we're in the ice age of american representation is taking us twenty five years to get to this point. this movie was based on a book it was based on a story and you're not going to represent every culture every asian american group in one story. we wish that we could i think as storytellers include everyone but this was set in a very specific family in a very specific time and unfortunately i think it's actually
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a good thing i'll take it back i think it's a good thing that even with an incredible representative film like this that we can still be critical that we can still not be one hundred percent satisfied there were characters in the film that didn't have lines there are races in the film that were not included. but it's our first film right and so. i think as the director john and the screenwriter adele they talk a little bit about this being the opening of the door the opening of the door for other stories and other representations to be told so it's not going to be perfect not. everyone is going to be represented. but it's a start i like i said it's our film you all knew all of that even now it's in your film you have been a ship you seem at times you've seen this film i've seen three or four times now right now you can see the director. well i have to say that the first time i saw
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the film i had all these critiques in my head and i did notice exactly what that about tweeter are about that videos that seek guards being the only dark skin and then there are like you know is kind of scared of and i immediately cringed i thought oh my god this is this should be like because you know this is exactly what we're afraid of and i remember talking whispering it to people who have other isms here and when you think about that you think that was racist and and people did and yet we still supported the fellow so i think it's ok to feel mixed you know to feel all sorts of feelings right you're feeling joy you're feeling you're feeling sadness you're also feeling maybe. not being able to tell all the stories and especially being insensitive to some groups and i think i think it's it's really helping to be able to have all these conversations so that we can finally actually say what how do we want ourselves to be represented and in defense of the director
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there the guards the gurka guards were in the book and in fact there annotations and notes about the guards and provided history of why they wore what they wore and so you can include all of that context in a film. there are a lot of things that made in the film there are a lot of things that were inserted in the film to sort of embellish and flush out characters so you know would it have been better if they just kept those characters out entirely maybe it's a choice that you sort of have to make but i think that again the larger issue here i think is it's. such a huge moment for asians to have this film for it to be so successful and i think the fact that we're hungry for more is good i think that hopefully it inspires young south asians to write their own stories and get their movies made so i think that you know again this is it's the. we're getting going you know we're not going to go there you know in one of the movie you know i mean is that because i want to
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hear brings up almost that same point this is someone twitter who says i see your point and i understand why the non chinese singaporeans would be upset but the movie's been made like this it is based on a book written as such and you can't please everyone at the end of the day but it's a good spark of momentum for more asian faces to appear so someone replied to that chain on twitter this is identity who says i think what happened to someone else the saying is accurate and we have a need for narrative plentitude the movie doesn't purport to represent all asians or even all people from singapore gossip girl t.v. show didn't represent all new yorkers the difference being the number of stories representing people so nancy when we talk about the number of stories i know that you've studied this look back over the history of film in america what's your take on the. yeah absolutely we're at such a dearth of representation and i think for our praise american actors who are
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studied this is a huge opening because usually you know you start off as a supporting role and then you build your resume up right i think with ghost in the shell when all the white washing people were saying oh we don't have a list actors and now we have two actors that are in the variety ten ten actors to watch i mean golding and gemma chan and so that's huge right to be able to have these faces and to be able to have this again and this launching pad to be able to do so much more and so hopefully more projects will come up and that also hollywood will be like oh look asians actually make money and unfortunately they can't tell us apart really well so that it actually does mean that hopefully more asians including south you know actually want to do it with what's your evidence for that . experience ok so should i say ok i really want to show evidence for that slight ok i know you've been trying to get aid that was a joke by the way everybody does treat me all right. yeah i mean i'm kind of going
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back to you know what nancy said this is just a jumping off point and i think that if we kind of look to this movie and say that crazy rich agent has sold the racism problem in hollywood that would be completely false and then this whole movement would have failed and so hopefully going forward there's going to be a diversity of stories and a diversity of people represented and a lot of these criticisms around the movie i do i absolutely feel they're valid i think you know i don't think the realities of single poor are completely portrayed on screen but the same time we know that with the success of this film that means that you know hopefully hollywood is listening and that we're going to see other other people other stories other faces other types of asian. i mean the asian community is so big and so diverse and hopefully you know more will be represented
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there was a lot riding on this movie and you know we you know if we wait twenty five years. you know people are going to want to see themselves their own stories on screen and so i think that's where a lot of the criticisms come from but yeah hopefully there's going to be a lot more to get i'm just looking at crazy rich asians movie dot com every day you look at it with me and you can see the speedo for the scenes it's rich and oh my goodness the men we have you know kind of like here no i can't stop watching but i'm not so different kinds of men and styles and shapes think out does a pass now he's that's a big deal came to the right yeah i mean i i think the important thing to remember about this movie is that because the cast is so large and because there are so many different types of people portrayed on screen you're not you know you're not fitting anyone into a box and so you can show people that are funny dude they're really hot dude's
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asians can have really nice abs you know when you're going to say that you should be a what i am. you know chris is playing is you know not heinously ugly and so you know. but yeah there's just a diversity of people so you know we're not that into this really you know. autumn of talk nerdy science something that i'm coming it's really coming from a man's perspective i mean my growing up in new jersey the only asian that i saw on the big screen was long duk dong and that was pretty much it right so when i was you know people would bring up asians on television or movies there was nothing to really point to it was really jackie chan or long duk dong and the screening that i went to the moments that the men were borehole macam. i mean women were literally howling there but if you. it was awesome you know as
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a man you know asian american men we haven't had our moment there hasn't been an asian american leading man probably in hollywood history other than a jackie chan or a jet li more martial artists and so for me to see men. to just point sexy cool yeah sophisticated is extremely powerful thinking about to my twelve year old self to see myself and think i don't need to be white right i don't need to be something other than myself i can be cool i can be hot i can go get some apps i think that that is a powerful thing for for both men and women to see that keeping that my i want to bring in this who from other species she says moments when rachel and make those of the two main characters were in bed or being physical they stuck out to me asians have been either do sexualized or fetish by hollywood and i felt like those were very humanizing moments and these are also very p.g.
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moments there's nothing really explicit there i've got a little picture. came bad i just happened to have my laptop because editorial reasons. so men talk about you men historically there is. actually go i'll go back to the silent era since we hired was a matinee idol so he was seen as sexy as. at forbidden and white women will come and flock to the movies to see him but then after him for a while there just wasn't anyone there was a gator in flower drum song which was actually a movie that was probably one of the first cast this is predating joy luck club that was a musical set in chinatown and it also had a lot of a couple of asian men that were romantic leads but it's like we can market these like. you can you how do you. know it's really. i mean everybody's been asking is you know are we finally going to have
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a momentum where we don't have to wait another twenty five or thirty years and i think that with different platforms with streaming we're just more content i think it's possible let me show you something i guess this is to keep you going faster i'll go second you go. i think personally i feel like that. theme was really powerful because i don't know if you remember ever seeing an asian couple together showing emotion on screen and i know i always cite this because nancy always does so that you could research on. in the industry but you know the the comment the casting director made to you about how are difficult to cast because we're emotionless or expressionless or whatever i think that that scene was powerful because they're you know love is just our love is very normal regular ass love and it's not really different from other people but there's also you know the flair of our own asian culture in there and so i think you know that scene personally for me
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was kind of revolutionary because you never seen an asian couple just being really really regular on screen. no not in the expressions of different on on creature agents i think i was on a call with john m. cheer with the director and he mentioned that the men like michelle you know who is like one look basically. we know you know i'm really getting to know that think emotions that culturally asians are not necessarily expressing emotions with like you know big old screens or anything just one very very subtle look but really kind of doubt all the stirrers of her look it's really interesting to think about how there are so many different ways to awkward you know it's really kind of over the top expressions and young we have such a kind of bridey and maybe multiple generations like the immigrant generation or
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people in asia to people who have been more americanised but all those expressions are legitimate so now i'm really i want to i want to interject here because another way to show emotion was the soundtrack the music is beautiful have a look at my laptop here this headline really sums up what i'm about to show you this is from glamour this singer audition for crazy rich asians through you tube and got the job she sent us a video comment her name is cheryl and this is what she told the stream honestly this is my first big break in home a connection and i have never been happy in my race for such a huge not just a movie but of movement and even having had all eaten costs and twenty five years ago and the soundtrack of this film is just amazing i've seen ha ha. and it's i feel like it's so authentic because i'm also blocking these from the genre
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and the floor and just being a part of it is. i've never been proud i've never been proud. never been prouder to be eaten by me all right so you haven't seen this film yet it is opening around the world between now and october bethany is a reporter at the philly inquirer and she wrote this story here my favorite part of crazy rich asians was the credits why would that be there's a little secret in the credits but that's not the reason why it's my favorite part having this is what bethany had to say they have my favorite part of crazy rich asians actually came at the very end when the credits roll because that was when i got to see all of the names of the asian americans who made this movie happen but weren't necessarily on screen people who worked in costume design and music and set design because i knew that they were going to be the people who were going to hold hollywood accountable from now on even though they're not necessarily actors or
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actresses they were the ones who worked behind the scenes to make this movie happen so obviously asian american narratives are important to them and i'm so excited to see what work comes out of that whole movement. inspiring credits and also a little top tip and you haven't seen the film stay to the end of the credits don't rush off early as a little extra special thing in there rat nancy kimberly thank you for joining us today really enjoyed your conversation but he kept on with my undersize i'm not asian or asian american but this film meant a lot to me thanks for joining us on the street you can see as always online at a.j. stream take everybody. capturing
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you with the newsgroups live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live and at al-jazeera dot com we've got some breaking news to start us off coming from the white house donald trump has been on twitter he has announced yet another departure from here. fresh off twitter white house counsel mcgann will be leaving his position in the fall shortly after the confirmation hopefully of judge brett kavanaugh to the united states supreme court i have worked with don for a long time and truly appreciate. service. so let's talk through this one our white house correspondent of course is kimberly help that she is joining us now. kimberly if it's only wednesday usually all the departures happen on a friday don't they what more can you tell us on this one. right well this is certainly significant as you know it follows a string of high profile departures in terms of associates with donald trump just
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to give you a little background on don mcgann the white house counsel it looks like he will be leaving in the fall when he was appointed in two thousand and sixteen by donald trump after having worked with him very closely donald trump said that he considered him to be a brilliant legal mind but we did start to hear that he was threatening to leave the white house back in june apparently a bit of a difference of opinion with the president over whether or not the president should fire the special counsel robert muller something that tom again has been urging him not to do so that is certainly notable and then of course in recent weeks he dumb again made headlines because kamau he gave some very interesting interviews to the special counsel robert muller three of them in fact we are told that in total it amounted to about thirty hours of testimony donald trump tweeting at the time when these reports became public that in fact he had nothing to hide and he even advised
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allowed i believe the word he used allowed the special counsel to consent to those interviews and participate in those interviews but certainly it is curious that a lot of speculation what was said in those thirty hours given his long term relationship with donald trump and just how much he knows his job kimberly as white house counsel better specifically to advise on quote unquote presidential issues is that right i just want to because you know obviously we see donald trump's personal lawyer rudy giuliani talking a lot about these things about the mother investigation and he's sort of the public face as well but then you have the white house counsel as well. absolutely and it's a very different role and at times it seems that perhaps and there's been speculation that donald trump doesn't fully understand that fine line between working as a white house counsel and working as the president's personal attorney as you point out correctly rudy giuliani i think what's notable is who is rumored to be
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potentially replacing dan mcgann when you think about the midterm elections that are coming up the fact that if democrats win those congressional elections control the house of representatives there could be calls or even an active impeachment proceeding and that may be on the mind of the president given the fact that there is speculation that the person to replace don mcgann when he does leave in the fall could be emmett flood why is this important flood was the attorney for bill clinton when he faced impeachment proceedings back in the night. i say right i can't believe how good keeping across developments at the white house at kimberly how could on twitter if you want to connect with her there. right let's get on to our top story what you know we're told every child has the right to an education and yet we've also been told this wednesday that four million children refugee children have not been to school in the past year this is come from the u.n. h.c.r. the un's refugee agency and behind the headline number the statistics don't get
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much better i'm afraid first of all when you talking about those four million that number is an increase of health a million students in just twelve months only six out of ten refugees went to primary school which is shocking that it compared to ninety two percent of children around the world who do go to school and as they get older the gap only grows nearly two thirds of refugee children who go to primary school don't make it to secondary school so we can start and lebanon with schools cater to hundreds of thousands of children from syria and palestine but some teachers are now having to do double shifts just so that students can attend class here's another reporting from the bekaa valley. the school year starts in the next few days but according to the united nations up to three hundred thousand syrian children of school age will not be attending classes that has been the number of syrian refugee children who haven't been given an education among them these children they live in this camp in
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the big car valley many of them are born in lebanon all they know is a life in exile the life of a refugee the united nations says it is doing its best to enroll the highest number of syrian refugee children as possible but it hasn't been easy the lebanese government for example is under a lot of strain its resources its infrastructure has been strained as a result of the influx of over a million syrian refugees into the country but three hundred thousand children do attend classes over three hundred fifty lebanese public schools operate double shifts shifts in the afternoon to accommodate these children but of course there aren't enough spaces to accommodate the remaining three hundred thousand syrian children of school age and it's not just that syrian refugee families have little choice but to send their children to work to be able to provide for the family so there's also a question of child labor they cannot afford to send their children to school and
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instead their children work and there's also the issue of transportation many parents here will tell you that we can't afford to pay for transportation to send our children to school even if there are places in school so a very very dire situation for syria's children yeah an acute situation right now isn't it but i did say he who is a senior education advisor for four u.n.h.c.r. has explained to us the future effect on society if these millions of refugee children don't get an adequate education. at this time of the year when you know across britain across the world families and children are preparing to go back to school and if we think about what is any parent's aspiration for their child every parent wants an education for their child so if you look at the implications of the current state where only twenty three percent of refugee youth are in enrolled in secondary school that's seventy seven percent are not enrolled in education and in
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five years time in ten years time what will become of those young people if they have not received an education hopefully many of them will go back to their countries and help to rebuild them but you do that they need the skills and the knowledge and the confidence and the leadership that education will give to them so that's why it's such an imperative for far more efforts to be made to make sure that all of these children get an education it's the first day of school for about half a million palestinian students in gaza and the occupied west bank others in lebanon and elsewhere go back next week but the un relief and works agency which runs many of those schools say they might close if they run out of funds or north says it has only enough money for the next month after the u.s. cut three hundred million dollars in palestinian aid there are reports the u.s. will end all aid to the un agency or a force that's keeping an eye on that story from west to receive them. well a is making good this wednesday on its pledge announced last week that it would open its
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schools in the occupied palestinian territories and in its other three areas of operation on time despite the huge financial pressure that it's been under this year after the united states decided to withdraw three hundred of the three hundred sixty five million dollars that it was to provided to the agency this is come in the light of a great deal of political pressure that's being applied to an ra and to the palestinians under the administration of donald trump and there's been reporting in the israeli press in recent days and israeli media that the united states intends to go further by restricting the definition of palestine refugees to only those who came out of what was then how a stein in one thousand nine hundred eight before the creation of the state of israel so restricting the number from more than five million to five hundred thousand and indeed permanently cutting off all u.s. funding for the agency the agency's head was at one of the schools reopening today
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in the occupied west bank he said that the un run mandate was not for sale the palestinian leadership have actually rejected this position which is being reported and has yet to be foot formally confirmed by the united states it is something that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has long argued for both the restriction of the definition of palestine refugees and also the disbandment of our entirely although there are those in the israeli security establishment former military officers and the like who have been telling the israeli media that they are concerned about restricting or preventing iran from operating because of the security implications that could have don't forget it provides education to some five hundred thousand palestinian children it provides food aid to many of the more than one million refugees inside gaza so there is no much by no means a total acceptance of this plan in the israeli. establishment although it is something that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has long argued for
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some expanded one harris told us there about the services which. provides for palestinian refugees they help more than five million palestinians living in jordan lebanon syria gaza and the occupied west bank that includes schooling for more than half a million students last year and raised budget was more than a billion dollars the u.s. funded more than a quarter of that and was expected to do the same this year but it's only donated sixty million dollars so far which is about sixteen percent of its initial pledge more than a dozen donors have stepped in to help bridge that gap. the european union sweden and india were among those that did confirm pledges well earlier i spoke to chris gunness who is and was spokesman and suggested then that although school has now started today for some of those schools that they may not be open for long it certainly is coming very close to that we have opened our schools today thank goodness but we have money to run them only until the end of september and at the
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end of september unroot will be running on and we won't have enough money for schools to pay out twenty two thousand.


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