Another Country (Part 1)
|Work In Progress|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Serious Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||Talking About Love|
|Followed by:||Another Country (Part 2)|
"When his mother was depressed, you could feel her mood spreading through the house like a foul mist."
"Another Country (Part 1)" is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work in Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1986.
The story of a Jewish man with a depressed mother. He thinks of persecution of the Jews throughout history. He gets a job in advertising for a weapons manufacturer. He starts a relationship with a married Yemeni woman. They go to a film festival in Europe together. They fight over her interest in clothes, violence and anti-Arab themes in US movies. They attend a party with exiles from the Palestinian resistance. They choose and decorate an apartment together. He finds work with an fraudulent out of state video production company, then gets a job with B'nai B'rith. She helps found an Arabic language institute which fails, takes several language jobs. They go to a beach resort, skinny dipping at a campsite, and to a wildlife reserve with wild horses. She throws parties and dances. They fight over middle east politics. He's given the job of generating PR to support the invasion of Lebanon.
- "Facades" - Phillip Glass (from "Glassworks ", 1986)
- "Qu'ran" - Brian Eno and David Byrne (from "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts ", 1986)
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