AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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5/24/10

HE SAID, SHE SAID....Princess Kaiulani



'PRINCESS KAIULANI' ARRESTED

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The actress portraying Princess Kaiulani and Native American legend Pocahontas in the 2005 film The New World, has been arrested in Washington, D.C. for staging a protest outside the White House. Q'orianka Kilcher, 20, chained herself to the White House perimeter fence to protest a state visit by Peru's President Alan Garcia, who has announced plans to sell large areas of indigenous land to oil companies and other foreign investors.

Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian.

The actress' mother Saskia was also involved in the protest, pouring black paint on her daughter to give the appearance of being covered in oil. The mother has been charged with defacing government property. Kilcher was charged with disorderly conduct.

Kilcher also recently visited Lima, Peru to help champion an indigenous leader there, and supported Bolivian president Evo Morales at a political rally in April on climate change.

Kilcher's name Q'orianka means "Golden Eagle" in Quechua. Her father is a Quechua Peruvian artist, and her cousin is Grammy-nominated singer Jewel Kilcher.


HE SAID....


By Gerald Wright

The in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional feelings, racial prejudice, religious intolerance and corruption, put characters in conflict with themselves, as well as societies. The performances of ensemble are flawless...

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Gerald Wright
National Association of Black Journalists
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SHE SAID....

Unfolding somewhat like James Cameron's Avatar relocated back in time to planet earth, the film ironically excavates a very different homeland security, in resistance to US imperialism. And a rare woman on screen, not living through a man....

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Prairie Miller

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