Re-watching ‘An American Tail’ in the Trump Age

Poster from IMDB

One of my favourite movies as a child was An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.  I watched it a lot, but didn’t often watch its predecessor, Don Bluth’s original 1986 animated movie, An American Tail. I recently re-watched the story of Fievel Mouskewitz and his family’s journey to the “Land of the Free”. Much to my surprise, the film’s story of hopeful immigrants traveling to America is relevant today, but in a different way than what it originally intended. Continue reading “Re-watching ‘An American Tail’ in the Trump Age”

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Chalk On My Hands

Chalk Outline

I recently attended a rally for Gaza in Churchill Square. The organizers were handing out chalk, and hand-shaped pieces of paper with the name and age of one of Gaza’s thousand-dead. We all made chalk outlines in the Square, each body stamped with the name of the dead. Continue reading “Chalk On My Hands”