This week’s program goes to Michigan for an interview with David Sandahl about his time studying in Santander, Spain this summer. He discusses whether he and his fellow students fulfilled the Ugly American stereotypes, and what happened when ETA called off its ceasefire and launched attacks in the city they were staying. Then we return to Belfast for a tour of the Queen’s Film Theatre’s Box 1 with projectionist Jonathan Greer. He names his ten favorite films in under fifteen seconds, explains why life in the projection box is not so miserable, and the fatalities & headless chicken moments possible in the job.
The first episode of Another World features interviews with Tony Novosel and Miroslav Budinski. Tony speaks about teaching on the Northern Irish conflict in America and coordinating student exchanges between the US and Northern Ireland.
Miroslav, a shepherd and hostel operator in Novi Sad, the capital of the northern province of Vojvodina in Serbia, turns the conversation to sheep-shearing, socialism, and ethnic conflict.