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♪ >> highly mutated covid-19 variant is given the name in. -- omicron. this is al jazeera. also coming up, on the front lines ethiopia's prime minister visits troops fighting rebels in the northeast. france accuses the u.k. of not being serious about stopping
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refugee and migrant deaths, dis-inviting the british from a crisis meeting. the discovery of a new coronavirus variant has sent a chill through much of the world and set off a wait for more data. the who has designated this in -- in. -- omicron. it may pose more risks than the delta variant. many fear the worst nearly -- after nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic. >> it is the news no one wanted to hear, the discovery of a new covid variant first identified in south africa has hit world stock markets as concerns grow.
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the world health organization has labeled variant of concern. >> based on the information we have, they have advised that it should be a variant of concern. today we announce it as a variant of concern named omicron . >> many governments chose to act fast. >> early indications show this. maybe more transmissible than the delta variant. current vaccines may be less effective against it. it may also impact the effectiveness of one of our major treatments. >> the u.k. has led by restricting travels, urging other -- urging all u.s. -- eu states to follow suit. >> is important that all of us
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in europe act swiftly. the european commission has proposed to member states to activate the emergency brake on travel from countries in southern africa and other countries affected. >> travel restrictions are designed not to halt the spread, it is too late for that, but to buy time. >> this new variant has the most we tatian's we have ever seen on coronavirus. -- it has the most mutations we have ever seen on coronavirus. it will take weeks to know will of the information and we know that it takes time to understand transmission, infectiousness. it takes time to understand severity. >> in the weeks ahead, the world will hold its breath to find out if it is a dark turn or a false alarm. >> these are the eight southern african countries now subject to travel restrictions by several
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governments. the u.s. and canada are among the latest to announce flight suspensions. what has been the u.s. response to the latest variant? >> the white house covid force held talks with south african scientists. it was following the world health organization announcement that travel from the countries would be banned from monday. the task force also said that u.s. citizens and those with the right to residents in the united states will be allowed in, but the use of a coronavirus test still applies to them. the ban on south africa and a number of -- of other countries will come in effect from monday. this is quick turnaround by the
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u.s. government responding quickly to what it sees as a major threat. president biden took place in those stuttgart in those discussions this morning and this is what he had to say. >> we don't know a lot about the variant except that it is of great concern. it is spread rapidly and i spent about half an hour this morning with the covid team led by dr. fauci. >> what is the degree of cooperation between south africa and the u.s. in combating this new strain? >> south african scientists saw the variant earlier in the week and reacted strongly, quickly throwing up a flag to the community warning of a threat of the new virus. speaking to u.s. scientists over the course of the morning to try
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to get more information on what they are dealing with. the south faster can -- south african statistics show that this is spreading four times as quickly as other variants. president biden is using this as a way to press his call for global immunization. he has repeatedly stated that it is absolute crucial for the world as a whole to get vaccinated. he has pointed out that the u.s. has sent a large number of vaccines to african countries, south africa in particular. he is pressing ahead with going at the wti ministers conference -- wto conference in a few weeks. this would allow them to be manufactured on a global basis and allow access far greater.
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the problem that remains, u.s. scientists working with others around the world is that this variant is so much more verlander than others -- virul ent than others that it may not be susceptible to the vaccines. >> so much is unknown about the omicron variant. it was first identified in south africa from a sample that came from botswana. more than 100 cases have been detected in those two countries as well as hong kong, israel, and belgium. the variant has 32 mutations on the spike protein which is what the virus uses to invade ourselves. this means it is dramatically different than the original coronavirus that the vaccines are based on. joining us is a doctor from ann
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arbor. thank you for being with us. there's a lot that we still don't know about the effectiveness of the current vaccines. how long is going to take them to get an idea of how well they work against it? >> the work should have started by now. we should be learning more and more about the efficacy or combination of this new variant and the neutralization of the variant by the antibodies generated by the different vaccines available. that should take a few days or almost a week or two weeks. we should know exact where we stand. we all talk about it may spread
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faster. maybe this, maybe that. the number of cases that we have today, it is still impossible to say that the level of danger that comes with this mutation. people have the feeling that it's going to be spreading fast, but delta was spreading also fast but was still under the umbrella and the protection that we gained from taking the different vaccines. it is possible that the red flag will be taken down and will be treated as other mutations and other variants in the world. we hope that the vaccines will continue to be protective and tech people from getting infection and spread. >> if it turns out that the current vaccines are not as effective, how long will it take to develop new ones?
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>> we are lucky that the new technologies that we have employed in making the covid-19 vaccine as of today, it is very fast because we are working with the gene sequences. we have the messenger rna technology that is available. what should take weeks on the to get to the point where we have a new messenger rna vaccine that can protect against the various. we have also a surrogate which is the levels of antibodies we have generated before against the alpha and delta variants. we have data that will support a fast development and manufacture. we are talking about weeks and if it appears that we need to
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have a new vaccine, that is going to take weeks and trying to contain the spread of the variant would be a measure that would be helping us not to get to the point where we found ourselves early with the delta variant. >> given what you have said, is there reason to be optimistic that if a new vaccine is required, we are better placed with all of the information and the vaccines we developed to respond to this? >> my optimism is based on our experience with the different mutations that we have with the variants. that the vaccines were able to
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protect and cover the variants. i am optimistic with regard to this one also that the vaccines will prove to be efficacious against this one. in the worst case scenario that this thing is not recognized by the immunity that we gain from vaccination with -- existing vaccines, we are talking about weeks and we will have the vaccine in place. however, the issue is still the same. we have a big issue which is who is going to get the vaccine first? are the vaccines going to reach those countries that until now have less than 10% vaccination with the existing vaccines available? i think the issue continues to be vaccinate these countries and you cannot just sit back and get
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to, 3, 4 vaccinations while some countries did not receive even one vaccination. this is not going to be sustainable and mutations will continue to evolve. that is a risk that we all talked about for a long time. the remedy did not really show or the recipe for dealing with the situation is still in the air talking about the intellectual-property waiver and all of that stuff. that takes time. we need to be proactive and reach those countries and get the vaccine to those countries if they suffer from internal logistic issues, we have to solve this problem to help them get to the point where people are receiving the needed vaccines otherwise, we will continue to have the red flags all over the world. >> good to talk to you, thank you for being with us.
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still ahead from migrant crisis to political crisis, france cancel talks with the u.k. over how to deal with the problem. americans go to the shops on black friday, but it may be slim pickings.
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largely drive from with -- most of north america although some rain over the deep south. ♪ >> ever since i was a little boy
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in india, my dream was to make films. finally, i was going to do it. it is transformation. >> going behind the lens as he brings his personal story to life. al jazeera correspondent. ♪ ♪ >> hello again. a reminder of our top stories. the world health organization has named the new covid-19 variant omicron and is concerned
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about its many mutations. it is said it may pose more of a risk than the delta variant. the who is also saying urgent work is being done to assess how effective our current vaccines are against the new variant. it is vastly different from the original coronavirus which started the pandemic. several countries are restricting travel to and from southern africa where the variant was first identified. cases have been detected in belgium, israel, and hong kong. europe is once again at the epicenter of the pandemic. the netherlands is among the countries trying to bring down infection rates. governments ordered bars, restaurants, and shops to close after hours. hospitals are getting overwhelmed and are canceling surgeries to free up beds for
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covid patients. people remain unconvinced about the seriousness. >> the government announcing stricter lockdown than a couple of weeks ago. infection has gone up in the last couple of weeks. it is particularly bad here in europe so the government felt they had no other choice than to impose an evening lockdown. after 5:00, all nonessential shops, cafes, restaurants acyclic the whole country should be closed. the people should stay indoors. it only essential shops can open until 8:00. the interesting part of this whole packet of measures is that schools will remain open. this is of great concern, because there are a lot of infections in school right now. they don't want to go that far. there was a lot of criticism on the prime minister, questions were asked, can people still trust you? he said it is difficult, because
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he felt it was difficult for the government to convince people to accept the new measures and while he was speaking, there was a demonstration here. people were making noise refusing all of these new measures despite the fact that the new variant has been found from south africa in elgin, which is near to the netherlands. airplanes have arrived from south africa this morning. these people are in front of immigration still. they're waiting for their testing results. a conflicting situation with the reality that is very serious and people are protesting against new measures. >> the u.s. is to revoke its designation of the armed forces. it will allow agencies to operate in parts of columbia where fighters from the former rebel group are located.
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they have signed a cease-fire in 2016. washington will designate to breakaway groups as terrorist organizations. a bus crest -- crash has left people dead. it was carrying pilgrims headed toward a sacred site for roman catholics. ethiopia's prime minister has been seen visiting soldiers. he said the forces are making gains. they declared a state of emergency earlier this month. the u.s. and others have told their citizens to leave immediately. >> the frontline is not unfamiliar terrain for ethiopia's prime minister, but this time he will also hold the rank of lieutenant colonel, he has returned to rally his troops for what he calls an existential war. video shows him with soldiers
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fighting against tigrayan rebels. >> what you see behind me is a mountain area that was a stronghold until yesterday. we have managed to clear up fully. the morale is great. the war is being undertaken with great feet. now, we have taken -- today we will take two more areas. we will continue until ethiopia's freedom is insured. >> since july, the rebels have been expanding the battle. they have seized towns that are a few hundred kilometers from the capital. they say the prime minister has lost his chance at peace by choosing work. -- by choosing war. >> he chose war.
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he should have upheld the opportunity for peace. >> canada has joined a list of countries asking their citizens to leave amid years that the battle could move toward the capital -- fears that the battle could move toward the capital. >> the prime minister's decision to move to a frontline apparently in the region were fighting is not actually so serious at the moment is intended to galvanize his support base and mobilize new recruits for the armed forces. that is not likely to be effective. i think people may respond to the call, but this war is being fought with heavy weapons and in some cases, well-trained troops. volunteers at this stage are not going to make a difference. >> already paying the price of a
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long conflict. people are facing hunger. hundreds of thousands are on the brink of famine. so far, both sides have refused to back down. the u.n. calls it the textbook definition of a humanitarian crisis continuing to unfold. >> emmanuel macron has accused boris johnson of not being serious about migration in the english channel. the french have disinvited the u.k. from european crisis meeting. it is the latest deterioration between relations of the two neighbors. many migrants arrived after crossing the channel. >> seeing these migrant boats, it is easy to see how inevitable wednesday's loss of life was.
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these inflatable's are designed to cross the treacherous waters of the english channel. what was less foreseeable was how the political consensus that there needs to be closer cooperation between france and england to prevent the crossings has fallen apart in the space of just three days. britain's proposals included putting police and army on french beaches to patrol that stretch of coastline. the french have been resisting that for the previous two days. one boris johnson requested joint trolls, a reaction from the french was exasperation. >> i spoke two days ago with boris johnson in a serious manner. i am surprised by methods when they are not serious ones. you don't communicate via tweet and letter you are making
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public. we are not whistleblowers. >> boots on beaches appears to be one of the biggest points of contention. specifically britain's pressure to prevent the boats being put into see in the first place. the french have resisted that idea saying the length of the coastline means that is not practical as well as the issue of sovereignty. boris johnson included the idea in a letter to boris johnson then tweeted it to social media, it had the impression trying to bounce the french president into agreeing with the british perspective. >> what he did was send out five clear ideas. it makes it clear that we want to work in cooperation with the french. i can't think of another way of resolving this other the to talk about it and put additional measures in place. >> so close yet so far.
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britain will be excluded from sunday's meeting with the rest of the channel nations. there will be no new cooperation despite appeals earlier in the week. nothing new to stop refugees and migrants attempting to make the treacherous crossing. these countries remain so very far apart on this phony issue. -- thorny issue. >> french fishermen have blocked ports and there he traffic across the channel. -- they have blocked ports and f erry traffic across the channel. >> just before they arrived, some made sure they left ahead of time. they maneuvered to set up blockades. each protest lasted only 1.5 hours.
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half a dozen boats, but enough to stop ferries from leaving the harbor. the dispute is about post brexit rules on licenses for the french to fish in u.k. waters. >> what we are waiting for is for him to unblock the deal that he signed. nothing more. then the fishermen will be able to continue working together. right now, it is blocked. >> some protesters say the u.k. is destroying livelihoods. >> i am 35 years old, i have 25 years ahead of me in this business. tomorrow, they could take away my license. i don't want to be paid to stay at home. >> the fishing protests weren't confined to the seat. they blocked road freight from entering the tunnel causing longtail box. >> their action on land sends out the same signal as blocking
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the ports. unless britain eases the rules on licenses, there will be less reason to trade. >> talks between governments on both sides of the channel are still deadlocked. there are threats from the french government to stop british fishermen from using the ports to unload catches. cross-border freight could be held up by intensified checks. >> ukraine's president says his security services have uncovered a russian backed plot to overthrow the government. he told journalists the coup was planned for next week. that one of ukraine's wealthiest men was involved. the kremlin has denied the allegations. security services say they have foiled a coup attempt.
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15 people have been detained. they are accused of planning violent protests on sunday when the elections results are released. the black holiday shopping event created frenzied scenes across the u.s., but the shift to online exacerbated by the pandemic has left smaller crowds this year. we have more from new jersey. >> this is the second biggest shopping mall in the united states. it's called the american dream. it has 120 from stores. it is busy on black friday, but not as busy as you might expect pre-pandemic. that is because there is a perfect storm between three issues. number one is a supply chain issue.
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a lot of the stores don't have the things they would normally have because of the global supply chain crunch. there is also a shortage of retail industry workers as well. third, inflation in the united states is becoming more of a problem as it has been rising. at that together and we aren't sure if we will be seeing the same amount of buying and spending we would have seen in previous times before the pandemic. ♪ >> this is al jazeera. the world health organization has named the new covid-19 variant omicron and says it is concerned about the many mutations. suggest it may pose more of a risk than the delta variant. the who also says urgent work is
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being done to assess how effective the current vaccines are against the new variant. it is vastly different from the original virus that started the pandemic. >> there are many studies underway. a lot of work undergoing an south africa to better characterize the variant in terms of transmissibility, severity, and any impact on countermeasures like use on diagnostics, therapeutics, or vaccines. studies are underway, so we need researchers to have the time to carry those out and the who will inform the public and member states soon as we have more information. >> several countries are restricting travel to and from south africa. cases are also found in belgium, israel, and hong kong. the u.s. is to withdraw its
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designation of farc as a terrorist organization. it signed a cease-fire deal with the colombian government in 2016. a bus crash in mexico has left 19 people dead. it was carrying pilgrims heading toward a sacred site for new -- roman catholics. emmanuel macron has accused boris johnson of not being serious about migration in the english channel. the french have disinvited the u.k. from crisis meeting. at least 27 migrants drowned across -- off the coast of france. now, it is studio b unscripted. >> this crisis is continuing to weaken lukashenko. >> informed opinions. >> politicians will be under
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incredible pressure from their young people. that is one of the most -- things to come out of this problem. >> do you think that they should be facilitated. it is a simple question. >> let's give him a chance to answer that. >> inside story on al jazeera. >> i grew up in a shop. the natural front was ever present. you never know who is going to come through the door and knife your parents. >> in the early days, it was a battle to do what i was to do because i wasn't seen as a face that rock is it should have. >> what is mainstream and what is marginal. sadly, the marginal stuff is often the most exciting. >> the wide on that camera is lovely with the clouds.
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i am a writer, director, producer. ♪ i'm the lead singer and writer. i am also a dj. ♪ we are second-generation immigrants who had to deal with our fair share of racism and sexism. >> you are sitting here watching this skinhead boy. >> her films are box office hits but she has never compromised on her message. giving a voice to people of cover -- people of color. ♪ >> i still remember her arrival
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on the rock scene. she was audacious, fearless, incredible. as women, we forged new paths in the world of cinema and music calling for equality, diversity, and inclusion. >> we share so many influences and experiences. i'm really looking forward to talking with her. [applause] >> what an absolute honor to meet you. >> i feel the same way. >> i am thrilled you have published your memoir. it takes blood and guts.
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why now? >> in the 90's, everything was so fast and there was so much going on. if you were a kid growing up reflecting on the 90's, you would think it was a white male dominated for boy bands. my impression of the 90's and what was happening was like r&b was huge. the heavy-metal market. in some ways, those things were more representative and more important and have been more influential and inspiring than pop. you could draw a line. i think that sound is much more influential to what is going out now. if you think about racism, the
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biggest problem they have is making what we have done invisible. i thought if i don't jump on it, nobody's going to. it's like we didn't exist. what do you remember? >> everybody thinks of blur and oasis. and possibly spice girls. what was really going on goldie, what was then called underground music scene of britain, particularly london has stayed the course. it was dizzy who represented us. a moment for all of us. there's always this push between what is mainstream and what is marginal. sadly, the marginal stuff is often the most exciting and innovative. it gets lost because it is easy to use labels.
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>> i was the one who thought we had to fight and in battle to get in there. in the early days, it was a battle to do something other than what i was supposed to do because i wasn't seen as a face that rock music should have. >> i made three films in the 90's. you're absolutely right, that's not our domain. i wasn't supposed to be a filmmaker. i'm a careers teacher at school. i said when i want to go to university they said should try secretarial college. >> what is it with that? i blurted out my wild dreams, i want it -- i wanted to be a photojournalist jumping out with the camera. i told her all the dreams and she slowly pushed a form in
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front of me and said want you think about this first? it was an application for woolworths. i said i'm already working there as a saturday job. it is that? >> the biggest surprise even after 30 years of filmmaking is people's expectations of what you can do compared to what they think you can do. that careers teacher was wrong, because -- i thank her because she said you need to be a secretary and that spurred me on because i said i will show you. i went to university. before that, what started happening was late 70's i was around during the troubles if you like or the riots. i had a political awakening.
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the threat of the national front was ever present. you never knew who is going to come through the door and knife your parents. it's always there. people who had been beaten up and the doors smashed, when the racism started for me it was like this is the first kind of public youthful response to the national front. >> that was your turning point. >> i remember when the new crossfire happened which was a terrible event where these black teenagers were having a party and somebody firebombed the house. it all went up in flames. it was the first march was the new crossfire march. i remember going with all these people who were angry. they were young people, british-born people, black asian
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whatever. that gave me a real sense of strength being on that march. i felt a lot more empowered. >> the riots is a thing that may be political. that was my first sense of identity, because i remember being very small and not feeling english at all. the society i was living in and the news or whatever, you're not english, your black so you're not from here. i remember feeling very jamaican. i went to jamaica and i was such a fish out of water. i didn't understand anything anybody said to me. the music was amazing.
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i came back to england and said i didn't feel jamaican anymore. we had to really find our way. >> same thing happened where i grew up. it had its own issues with the national front. the community stood up. people call it the riots, but i call it the uprising. people said no way, fascists are not going to march in our streets. fights ensued and the young asians burn down the pub. that gave us a sense of identity. but it was also the beginning of the braking between the parents generation who were the ones who had come to england who wanted to keep quiet and work hard.
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between young people who would say we aren't going to take the same stuff our parents had taken. i was young then to be part of that. i stand on their shoulders. >> when my friends came over, every day was surviving. they came over with qualifications and they came to england, you have to be qualified. it was just about putting food on the table and getting through the day. we come along and we are brought up with the sensibility of why should we be quiet? i grab hold of the fact that i was this new thing which was black british. it was a whole new identity. >> the music at the time lovers rock and all of that, that was very british jamaican. parks it was our own film. it was our own version of reggae music. for me, the beginnings of my
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music history was the connection i got because my granddad had a nightclub. i remember growing up with the scene and then what comes along specials and that's where i got the connection because it was like my granddad's music and my parents music. that's how i segued into british society using music. >> same with me. it was the first time i saw a band that i related to that had black and white people in it together. that was the thing for me. >> it was a collective. >> for me, jumping forward was the british seen. when that happened, that was it for me. there was this fantastic fusion
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of music, reggae, rock, house. it all came together. i remember thinking this is amazing this is created by us for us but for everyone to enjoy. i've made my first film because it was the first consolidation for me of what british indian identity was. that music went on to change the landscape of music in india and films. it had a massive impact. for me, i am ever grateful because it gave me a sense of what being british and indian meant. >> you have the punjab side but also the african. >> absolutely. my mom and dad were born in kenya. great uncle was asked by the addition to leave punjab and --
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he was asked to leave punjab. he advised a way of helping locals by planting new crops so they had new boundaries because all their old boundaries have been carved up. my granddad went over to be with him. my dad pined over kenya. the thing about growing up with pen -- parents gave me a different experience. >> you have two connected cultures. then you come to england. it was a crisis. >> they were teachers they would say to us they don't know if they are english or indian, they
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don't know what to speak. they should all be speaking english at home. i'm having an identity crisis. i would say actually i do know. i'm not going to speak punjabi with you at school because you don't get it. going to speak at home. also interesting, my best friends from trinidad or grenada. i learned about this whole they have island small item -- small island conflict. >> the residue of colonialism. my dad was very pale and my mom was darker. i was paler than members of my family but darker than other members. there was a dichotomy because you are lighter or darker and better. they were so pale and they refused to talk to me.
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again more identity issues because -- there is this part of jamaica that is rejecting me where myself i was jamaican. it took a while to get back to being jamaican again. parks i completely identify with that, because when i went to india when i was eight years old , i absolutely refused to eat the food, what do anything. my programmer had to bring me chips every day. it's only when we go to these countries that when i go to india, i realize how english i am. i have made lots of movies in india and i love it for what it represents and stands for. it's an amazing country. is it my country? >> you recognize that your once removed.
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my great-grandmother lived at the top of a big hill. i remember being scared and excited at the same time. >> now as i get older, i don't have so much conflict about and by this or that -- am i this or that? india is a part of me. i made a film. kenya, east africa is the land of my parents. england is the land of my kids who are part japanese, american, indian. i think the world is a much smaller place and we do better to get rid of these regional boundaries and be more global. >> we have kind of taken our place.
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i'm interested to know where all these people are from. what's your name, what's your question? >> hello. i am from mumbai. why do you think is music so important for artists or people in terms of giving them their voice and identity? >> music for me is emotion. it is hybrid. it's a confluence of so many influences. for me, the idea of being able to lock into different expressions, the culture expresses who i am. >> because the music has so much emotion, it's a great connector.
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it's the one thing that everybody on the planet can connect to and feel from their heart. the one thing that comes out of us that we can translate these feelings to everybody. >> for film, what is great is it allows me to layer up. by using a fused sound of music, then you add pictures and dome sound to it you get something very exciting. >> hello, my name is bruce and i am from south london. my question is for skin. being black and a woman, which one of these identities did you find more of a hindrance navigating a white male dominated industry such as using? >> that's interesting. it's impossible for me to separate those things. they are altogether all the same time. especially what i'm doing with
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other people who are not so positive towards me in those days, i don't know which one it was. if it was because i was black or gay or female. >> hello. it's lovely to see you both. as to women who are white, have you ever felt internally in the asian community or black community, there were further expectations of how you should behave? >> of course. there is this expectation for all parents that their children should be kind of like them. it doesn't matter who you are, which background, which race, class, whatever. all parents feel safe that their kids are replicas of them. with us, we carried the guilt of
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trying to make their life feel worthwhile and their struggles to give us a great education. my parents, when they realized i wasn't going to be a doctor or lawyer and i wasn't going to get married at 23 or something, they took that in stride. i was able to take them with me on my journey. we're always going to keep boundaries for what you believe in and what you think is authentic to you. parks one final question. as you go on, there are less black male stars -- female stars. were you frustrated feel the need to go to america or to the u.k. feel like a safe space? parks the impression of what black women are supposed to do is very small.
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it's either you are highly sexualized or highly aggressive. it's a very small sphere that society puts on us. after trying to fit in and trying to be either of those things, i was just singing rock songs of it aggressive. i discovered that i'm not the girl next-door so stop trying to be a white boy rocker. that's when everything fell into place. the racism and sexism is so strong. they had this impression which is wrong that black people fronting rock bands is not going to sell or not going to be as popular. i was hardly on any magazines because they thought i wasn't going to sell. >> awesome discussion so far.
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i want to talk about your film. as someone muslim and of heritage -- unfortunately today is different. today she might have to move her head job. -- hijab. i wonder how you feel the company -- country has changed since that change. do we have a role or responsibility toward combating hurtful and incisive narratives? >> it's a film where about 18 different directors get to make a short -- a 10 minute short and we can make it on anything we want. they asked me, and i am medially thought it's going to be something with the hijab.
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i did a love story between a girl who has one on and a french boy. what happens is he is with another boy who gives her slur. he says why do you have this on when you're covering your beautiful hair. she responds saying it's my choice. i keep my hair for myself for when i want to use it for other people to see how beautiful i am. they end up having a conversation. it ends up coming down to fear. fear of the unknown. it's important as much as we can to bring everything down to the common dominator as humans. that's what i wanted to do was bring them down to the fact that they're both french. in terms of rise of the right, yes, there is a rise of the
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right, but also a rise of the left. we must take solace in that. the fact that people will always be there to fight fascist. >> what i feel about it is the right are very organized. they're kind of like this huge big force, this army putting feelers out all over the world. starting groups and trying to directly influence people in power. left wing people sometimes i feel like we get caught up in ourselves. these guys are marching forward, they are the tortoise and we are the rabbit. if we don't, we will be in a situation where punches are like dominoes.
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@ natasha del toro: the curry family has 12 children. jud curry: i would say that our family is sometimes conspicuous, but it feels like a completely ordinary family to us. it's hard to have new sisters all of a sudden. - i wa my own om! del toro: the challenges, and rewards, of this unique family's journey. elizabeth curry: love is bigger and so much more multifaceted than just that biological connection. del toro: "hayden and her family," on america reframed. ♪ america reframed was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, wyncote foundation, the national endowment for the arts,

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