Posts Tagged ‘video’

“I want my rockstars dead.” — Bill Hicks

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An excellent historical documentary that highlights the trials and tribulations of Salman Rushdie as he struggled to lead a normal life under the constant threat of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa. The part of the story that most people don’t seem to hear about is Rushdie’s attempt to convince the Iranian religious leaders to withdraw the fatwa on the basis that he was becoming a more devout muslim. Obviously, it didn’t work, but it does show how much pressure Rushdie must have been under at the time.

Experience award-winning Canadian writer Margaret Atwood in this humorous and vivid conversation about her works of elaborate ‘speculative fiction’, and how reality and science fiction are in fact inextricably intertwined.

Postcards from the Future: The Chuck Palahniuk Documentary