Ahmad Seyar Zia is, as he has proclaimed himself to be, the King of Love. He is a young Afghan man, studying abroad in India now. Born in Kabul, raised in different places around Afghanistan and Pakistan, he has developed his own life philosophies that, he finds, hold him apart from most other young people around him.
In today’s interview, Ahmad talks about growing up in the tumultuous past decades of Aghanistan, of the religious and philosophical system he’s developed, of taking up Tae Kwan Do after his brother lost his leg in a mine explosion, and why he’s intent on returning to his country.
Ian Knox is one of Northern Ireland’s premier political cartoonists. After studying for a career in architecture, he made his way into the world of cartooning and now contributes to a whole array of outlets – including The Irish News, Hearts & Minds, Sky News, and The Guardian. He talks about why he likes to annoy people, how he knows if his cartoons succeed in their attempts to shove his opinions down the audience’s throats, which politicians he most likes to draw, and how he survives his daily threat of a heart attack.
Jared Longlands (for more: email@example.com)
Paddy McKeown (for more: http://www.myspace.com/patrickmckeown)
Caroline Dunne talks from her home in North Belfast about the practice of Reiki. She has been practicing it for many years, having been trained in the US and then moved to Belfast to live & work here for the past 6 and a half years. Caroline had been a hair stylist before, but then switched into holistic therapies, with reiki being one of her favorite to practice. Reiki is unlike a traditional body massage — with less touching, more silence, and a focus on chakras and crystals. In today’s episode, she explains what reiki is exactly & who is attracted to it. Caroline also discusses what the reaction has been in North Belfast and the city at large to reiki, as well as what it can offer to people (including skeptics of it), and why she enjoys it so much.
a film by Michael Leonard
Sinead Breathnach-Cashell … (for more: http://www.myspace.com/draw_in)
Neil Brogan … (for more: http://caff-flick.com)
Margaret Hagan … (for more: http://penelopebox.etsy.com)
David Timlin … (for more: http://www.creativematch.co.uk/portfolio/david_timlin/ or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stuart Sloan … (for more: http://www.youtube.com/user/sloanowski)