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as most senior catholic you oversaw the church's response to accusations of child abuse by others when it began choir he was held looking into that he had to defend what many saw as a cover up but it didn't slow his career bell was made a cardinal at the vatican in charge of the church's finances and close to the pope that career ended go when pelle was personally accused of sexual abuse i am innocent of these charges. but the jury disagreed unanimously louise milligan who's written a book about the cardinal knows one of his victims i would defy anyone to meet this person and not think that he is telling the truth but a significant number of people who do think pal has been wrongly convicted made a scapegoat for the wider sins of the church the truth doesn't sell papers but lawyers sell papers and this is a lawyer powell is appealing his conviction that appeal will be held in june but
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until then at least he'll remain in jail andrew thomas al-jazeera melbourne. sworn in a new prime minister in a bid to end weeks of antigovernment protests former interior minister noted in bed we were places are we i have. is seen as a loyalist of president abdelaziz bouteflika who announced reforms on monday but if leader also delayed april selection and said he would not seek a fifth term. ok to venezuela now where the government is investigating the opposition leader one why though for the massive power outage that's left millions without electricity president nicolas maduro has branded a us puppet and he's accused washington of mounting a cyber attack on the country's power grid why those blaming years of corruption and incompetence for the blackout there is a bow now reports from that as well as capital caracas. freedom chanted people on the streets of caracas on tuesday they responded to opposition leader one
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of those calls to take to the streets once again. one of the social worker who says it will change. the situation is horrible for all social classes i only get minimum wage and we can't buy anything there's no water white always telling venezuelans are on the right path and his popularity has been on the rise why the went around telling venezuelans there on the right path he's popularity has been on the rice since he declared himself into a precedent in january. there is mourning pain and horror with what is happening in the country we need work in strength and the darkness this regime has spread this murder i don't let them take over our hearts the biggest challenge of one way though on the opposition are facing today is to keep the pressure against the government go in people we have been talking to here say they're already struggling to make ends meet having cannot afford to be on the streets every day. many
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civilians have been trying to cope with power outages for days but even though electricity has started to be restored water shortages are now the main issue relations between the united states have been nice will continue to deteriorate ordered american diplomats to leave the country within seventy two hours. accuses washington of being behind what he says was an attack against the electric grid. but the united states says it was washington that decided to leave but the regime also cannot in our view provide security. for the embassy in the situation caracas is deteriorating so our decision was made really fundamentally without regard to what the regime wants or thinks the chief prosecutor tatic sob is also asking a promise to the supreme court to open an investigation into why the all alleging
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that he was involved in the failure of the power grid for the army or a new investigation has been opened that adds to another one carried out during the month of january against a citizen paid out of the while magically for he selects duplication in the sabotage carried out to the national election goes to stuff that happened since thursday march seventh. why though remains defiant and vows to continue fighting against what he says he's an equal last mother with us illegitimate rule. i'll just ask. well again you're watching our desire and these are top stories britain's parliament has once again rejected prime minister terrorism is braggs a deal just sixteen days before the u.k. set the e.u. so the no no no no no no. it's the second time a deal has been voted down by m.p.'s this year she says she'll call for
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a vote on whether the u.k. should leave the e.u. without a deal. the european union the u.k. china and india have all joined the growing list of countries suspending the boeing seven three seven max eight aircraft it follows an ethiopian airlines crash on sunday which killed all hundred fifty seven people on board it was the second major accident involving the aircraft just five months but u.s. aviation regulators are standing behind boeing. a saudi women's rights activist illusion of how to. appear in court she led the campaign to lift the kingdom's ban on women driving she has no access to a lawyer and still doesn't know the charges against her. kurdish led forces in syria say they've killed thirty eight eisel fighters in their final assault on the armed groups lost on plea syrian democratic forces have been bombarding for several days or a number of eisel fighters remain the operation intensified after
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a brief pause to allow civilians to leave. geria sworn in a new prime minister in a bid to end weeks of antigovernment protests former interior minister nuri didn't we places are. seen as the loyalists of president of the lizzie's group to fico who announced reforms on monday but of late also delayed april's election and said he would not seek a fifth term and at least three people are believed to have died from an outbreak of pneumonic plague on the border between uganda and the democratic republic of congo that's according to the world health organization which says it is also investigating other deaths in congo suspected of being from the plague you want to plague is usually fatal unless detected early and a former vatican treasurer has been said to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choirboys by no stranger in court cardinal george pell is the most
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senior catholic to be held guilty of sex offenses and those are the headlines news continues here on the street. talk to. us personally one of the main beneficiaries is that the case we listen to you want to be a solution but in new york that's not exactly my point we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter just zero. and you're in the stream but south by southwest festival is known for music and technology but it also showcases highly anticipated and widely acclaimed films our very own is in austin and spoke to one very recognizable name. it's been a busy week for a film here at south by southwest with the full slate of documentaries premier ing
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at the festival first up not down the house a look at how four women built a movement that led all the way to the u.s. congress we spoke to a few of those women including new york representative alexandria ocasio cortez at the red carpet premiere. of. their better known by her initials a o c the first time congresswoman spoke to the stream about the significance of her win in the november u.s. midterm elections this documentary is about progressive women running for office what do you think that the new wave of progressive young women who are injured like yourself bring to the table that wasn't there before well i think it's a it's an entirely new perspective you know progressive young women of color is. a population that's probably the exact opposite of who has historically been represented at the highest levels of government and so because of that it's it's not just a question of identity and the physical form which we occupy but it's also the
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perspective the beliefs and and the experiences that a lot of. people have never experienced that inform our policies and how we argue for those things it was he was among four first time p. male candidates profiled in the documentary writer and director rachel liers so we started following the story in two thousand and sixteen and at that time it was a story of of people who were trying to work together across the country. to build a more positive vision for where this country could go for what justice and equality can look like in america for what politics can be and should be in this country cory bush upstate lewis also ran for a seat in the u.s. house of representatives that's why i was running to show the diversity black women are stronger beautiful you need our voices it's more that this is what the do we are more than just
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a vote voting bloc and so i think now what they're showing is be used as a true to who you are and people are going to be mad either way they're going to be managing the moment are going to love you know the moment just a clear on your mission so right now i've already announced i'm running again i didn't complete the missions on going back the next will also is just making sure that people are seeing this film to see what it really what really happens what really takes place in running for congress demystifying the campaign process is also a goal for representative ocasio courthouse what i would hope people get out of washington . that you can do. that. if the four of us could run for office then anybody would rather probably have you all shut down right now our democracy if asked and right now our democracy it's working class people to stand by and not just blow it but to rise. well check out more money because coverage in
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a moment but for now a look at the story of ricky jackson who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he didn't commit he recounts his experience and sent me home a three hundred sixty degree immersive journey for his return to society take a look. for the most part lang's imprisoned stay stagnant. and then to this picture of my brothers and sisters as children and then to meet them as middle east and don't. bring home more than anything how much i missed. in two thousand and fourteen ricky was released and exonerated at the time of his release however he was the longest held u.s. prisoner for a wrongful conviction he joins us now on skype from cleveland ohio and in austin
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texas we have cassandra avenues go is the director of send me home also joining us welcome both of you to the stream ricky i have so many questions for you and our community here at the stream also how many questions for you so i'm going to start with one from aria. what went through your mind when you were in prison did you ever think you were going to get out and what did you do to occupy yourself so as not to lose hope. as a lot it goes through you. you're scared you're frustrated you're friday. and sometimes a lot of times you know i didn't think i want to get out i thought it was my faith this is my life is gone right here. but i found i did it phase and i started educate myself. i stayed away from a lot of the rigors of prison and prison my prison lifestyle because i didn't feel
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like i belonged there and so. my mom told me before she passed away you're not a prisoner don't let these people make you a christian and so my go began to i started reading educating myself i just developed a sport racist appetite. and trying to grow up. and you know ricky hearing you say that and having watched the documentary also mention your money mother in there and i know that you talk about having to turn off certain emotions when you were in prison just to survive like you just mentioned what was it like turning those back on if you will i mean when you come out is it overwhelming is it is it not working you think in your mind that once this ordeal has passed you that you'll be normal but you would you're not you can't be. apt to have you find those emotions so long it just became
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a habit and once i was released from prison. being a summer is around my family my friends the new york things. the emotions just weren't there they couldn't come and i wanted to be happy i wanted to feel relief and contentment but it was just so hard and b i'm done a lot better since i've been out of prison but it's still like that murder always wants to creep back and i can imagine and you know i want to play for our audience you know for those who haven't even seen the film there's this clip where you talk about getting a phone call from your mother and i just want to get your thoughts on what that experience was like a really affected me when i do watch so let's take a look at this. the day he told me my mother died. it was like telling me to day ran out of mashed potatoes. removed i was from an emotion because i couldn't express emotion you said you couldn't express
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emotion i can hear the motion in your voice there what's it like now when you think about your mother or your family i know you're you have a big family now it's it's. just hearing that clip right there on the motion has just come up so suddenly and. they're just hard to control you know to harvest the press i'm not going i'm going to try and suppress them but you know. you would think they will come gradually but my it's just like the title you know what i think about moments like that in my life and they're hard to control hard to control for anyone i can imagine only for you sandra is there first time making a three hundred sixty degree film i mean why was this the right story to to embark on that kind of mission. yeah. there's an appetite i think for three sixty films
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right now and then trust in exploring the possibilities expression lee for a story is as important as this and we wanted to contribute to that space in that conversation about wrongful conviction about racial inequity of mass incarceration but honestly it was hearing ricky for the first time speak about his relationship to art actually i had ted talk that i got myself and the production company that i represent lonely leap we're really interested and digging in the sort of transporting quality of his relationship to art struck us and. when i helped on the phone with ricky for the first time his reflection on memory and space. really aligned with the potential for a three six the film so it literally had to do with the story more than anything else. i don't know if we would have made a three sixty film had it not been. for the way in which ricky was thinking
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about his experiences and where he is in life today and you know i'm also curious when you were actually there filming you know what was it like just simply getting your equipment i mean you're filming equipment into that prison cell i mean did that did not reveal things to about the criminal justice system or what his experience must have been like. i don't know if i share this with you ricky but we worked really hard to try to find a maximum security prison an active an operational one and having a documentary filming crew and certainly not for three sixty and so for security reasons but also a lack of transparency so we ended up filming at a maximum security prison that's in disuse and we went there and it was completely empty we had a full reign of this prison and it was in that moment we were realizing how completely opposite it was for any experience that ricky must've had or. any
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number of the men or women that are incarcerated today so it was a really strange a strange sort of autonomy or power that we had while there and it just hit home that much harder that we had the luxury of moving through the space. others don't right and you know ricky we have so many comments coming in asking us what your life's like now and you know what it was like back then but also they're drawing attention to how common this is you know and how many other people i don't even want to use the word lucky but you know i ended up having another chance if you will or the the chance that they were deprived of wrongfully and i'm just curious why did you agree to do this film and what can be done to actually have others. you know have their rights granted to them from the trauma i was released from prison
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i always had a mission. that i wanted you know not only for my sake and not to translate. a lot of older man did i speak with. thirty year race. we were just really didn't simply. you know i mean you know we're so many people even while languishing chris nearly every once a month you would erupt. and then make somewhere and i country and exonerate every day every day and since my release. at twenty fourteen. i want them to just say to go in at least fifty it's not a regex that would get released from prison wrongful incarceration and the like to see it. not only to get my story out but to get their story out and make people aware that this is not just
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a small problem. and do cities in our country it's nationwide and i mean it's nationwide and ricky you know you talk about it being nationwide the statistics are certainly alarming but so is your personal story and obviously that's what's documented in this film but we have someone on twitter and he's saying here most people of color don't have access to good legal representation or were coerced to accept a plea bargain they were treated as guilty prior to conviction and u.s. lawmakers need to devise a mechanism to check the systemic judicial xenophobia and i saw senator you were nodding i was going to ask the question why were you not. i was nodding because the thinking about the work that the innocence project does not want to the legal organization that works to help incarcerated people that are facing wrongful conviction but are allowed to he to chime in and he knows kind of firsthand what that process has been in order to find an organization like me and yet ricky i mean
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do you agree with what i've been he said i mean obviously it seems true on the face of it but as someone who's personally gone through this i would imagine you have friends who have what do you make of what ebony said. that is a very accurate statement and. there are pretty much no checks and balances in the system. and people who are entrusted and these trusted positions have no checks and balances being brought against him and so it's just a willy nilly type system and for the most part everything is rubber stamped and you know rick i want to play another video comment that came in from kyle swanson i'm not sure if you know who kyle is but kyle's our good friend. of course you do let's take a listen actually overturning a wrongful conviction is country is also incredibly difficult mainly because the american criminal justice system is not really hardwired in
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a way where claims of innocence can be accurately handled by the appeals process so really what you need is pressure from outside the criminal justice system and in ricky's case my reporting as a journalist in cleveland helped kind of create that pressure by showing that this case was so problematic rick how critical was kyle's voice and what can be done for others who are in your situation or the situation you are in me of all of the statements that have been weighed so far on this interview that has to be the most point hit because up until a certain time all the pressure was coming from outside you know home and forty people in authority and administrations to look at these cases now it's almost the opposite now they some cities have started task force to look at the questionable cases and. i just sit there i me it's work and i like others around the country that are doing just kind of investigative work right to
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bear. these administrators take a second or look at what's going on and perpetrate. we're going to get ricky i'd be remiss not to ask you about you know being compensated a lot of people on twitter like kim and clint talking about you know different things such as forgive me right there well i'm not going to go through all the tweets there's too many tweets but what can you tell us what can tell us about the compensation is it enough. when people ask you that question a lot and my answer is always how do you put a price on human life expel ricky i apologize i'm going to stop you there because i think you said the most poignant part was a moment ago i think that's a good point and question how do you put a price life i want to thank you both for being with us we're going to continue this conversation online but right now we're switching gears back to south by southwest where another documentary is creating buzz for semi's
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a story about love family and survival in aleppo during the war in syria take a look. you know more started. looking into it. i don't know how. to show and if you want to. leka spoke with co-directors. and edward watts on sunday in austin to discuss the
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challenges and sacrifices that they endured while making for some. this is your first feature film premier in here how would you describe what this film is like what's. actually like i've come to consider that it's my friend you know like it's not just the story it's my life it's everything i went through or through like they must like. difficulty years and long my life. like. this is the point of everything that i went through life. like a fame film or a daughter to explain to her why we were there what the point of being there and that's a difficult moment and what the choices that like her father and me like spoke to will do whatever we did. a love letter but a bittersweet one to your daughter and a great guy i know that you were involved in this filmmaking process what is that
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like to go through someone else's footage and someone else's life but to help them came this picture for a bigger audience a wider audience it was incredible i mean when white and i first sat together in the hilton and they stumbled we sat for like six days and we watched all of this incredible footage and the way i describe it is what came of this most say these fragments and some of them were these tiny little fragments just driving the show out of a window of the computer and then there were these other extraordinary shots where she would move to the hospital filming the scenes in one continuous shot that went on for most twenty five minutes and. it was just an incredible process really of trying to piece this together into a picture that was a coherent story to cover five years in an hour and a half was not easy and it was just an amazing journey i think for both of us to come together in terms of i was coming from an audience's point of view you know trying to tell the most dynamic and accessible story but obviously it was what
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survived and i want to speak of the story about like syrian. like people so it was a. re not to have life. like this from inside and outside so yeah it was that it really isn't what we felt like both of us together we say you know there's all these talk about division stuff that exists in the world but do you have a serious moment in a british man coming together to make a. ninety six. series successfully i saw the film it's bittersweet and it's poignant and it is. also do you remember where you were just broke out what your life was like then yeah of course i couldn't oh no nothing of the syrian life. to you one way to live today implies to change our life and like the whole life you know what they were the whole war actually not just our life and with the employee of like free syria we want them to change our like life
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for the better and for the best things we. unfortunately like everything like went through after this was like one of us and like as i said at the end of the phone i don't know if i did it and i know how they. are our viewers will still want to watch it like. it was really like. it's experience and i'm very proud of this is story of my story of i'm very proud of all of the syrian stories there's a moment in the film where you explain the title of what the film would be called and why you named your daughter why you gave her that me it's bittersweet but can you talk to us about that moment. like we were when we watch all the like we were like just looking for what like the whole film would be about and there was like millions of. like i was really like confusing because you know i have
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a lot of things to speak of both so it's not. what it was sorry you know why didn't you just only just left and all of this footage it was you know there was still so much emotion and there was so much story i mean it was just this five years of anyone's life is amazing i mean your life and life just had to complexity and. love from family and human conflict and horror. and journey for us to try and found in the other side that has a lot of like disposability you know more of these people who like where in the nipple for all the syrian people that there's a story should be like told should be told like very like very honest and like very they want us to be to understand like what was really happening there so it was like really mix between these two things your life and where you were living and why you felt like you had to help the syrian people is because you were living in
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one of the last standing hospitals in aleppo how being people to the very end. that had to have been incredibly difficult and yet on the one hand you're filming this as a documentarian and as a journalist on the other hand you're living it you're living in that hospital you're seeing people committed to that hospital talk to us about those split emotions and what that must feel like now actually it's the whole time what is the really like about it's because i was the son journalist to where they're trying to determine their syncs and the other hand i was their mother their wife and trying to live my own life you know they say in this place and all of the footage was like when we start to do this film it was mixed between two with this like like the journalist and the woman who lives there and you know it was as i told you it wasn't just my friend that's my story it's my life and this is what i don't want people to know about. i've been wanting to make. a film about syria pretty much
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since the revolution began because i think through the whole history of the conflict. there's been so much lines of misinformation and so much of how we perceive what happened there is filtered through the lens of the prism of terrorism and isis threat and i think what this film does and what wired has shown us and what shows already and says is the humanity of the people and the fact that everyone who watches has their friends can see themselves in it and i think through that everyone can understand really the truth of what happened across these years of conflicts why it began you know what it was like told me syrians to be caught in it and i hope that that makes them that reflect on this tragedy that we've essentially allowed to happen for the fact that we fail to stand with syrian people like him who are just fighting for their dignity freedom so i hope that people think about. we wish you the best of luck while the team and thank you so much for
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being here and sharing this story with us and of course think you also to you edward watts for joining us today and sharing this this film this incredible film this documentary and this take on the life in aleppo syria iraq thank you lots well that's all the time we have for today but we'll be back tomorrow with more coverage of the series south by southwest conference in austin texas you can keep tabs on all of it by following our house dogs streamed at south by southwest or by following us on twitter where they just. they were searching for a sanctuary in australia but instead would have tied for years on a pacific island now follows the journey of two refugees as they forge a new life in north america on al-jazeera some journeys are tougher than others. but this route is. going to make the truck there. there's.
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just no room follows the moroccan truck drivers in danger. just to be committing if you crash they might break your mirror or even kill you because approach is known for. a good deal to death now just zero. for nine hundred forty six to nine hundred fifty eight the united states detonated dozens of atomic bombs in the marshall islands when the us was getting ready to clean up and leave in the one nine hundred seventy s. they picked the pit that had been left by one of the smaller atomic explosions and dumped a lot of who tony and other radioactive waste into the pit the bottom of the dome it's permeable soil there was no effort to line it and therefore the
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seawater is is inside the dome when the stone was built there was no factoring in sea level rises caused by climate change now every day when the tide rolls out radioactive isotopes from underneath the die roll out with it if they really were not tolerant just the marshall islands we're talking the whole sweep ocean. so she against leaving without and for an extension to solve the problems we face the british prime minister faces a critical vote in the u.k. parliament a day after her revise break the deal went down in another humiliating defeat.
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