PRI's The World: 02/27/2014

February 27, 2014

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Armed men seize the government headquarters in Crimea and raise a Russian flag. And, more on the hunt for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Also, Venezuelans in the US are using innovative social media methods to track the story of protests back home. Plus, the first Cambodian film nominated for an Oscar.

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'The Missing Picture' is the first Cambodian film to make it to Oscar night

Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.

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Chopping garlic to Paco de Lucía

In college we used to shout with the live crowd on Paco de Lucía's “Friday Night in San Francisco.” It wasn't because we were mimicking the audience, but because Paco de Lucía’s playing was so invigorating and inspiring. You couldn’t help yourself. That album was one of my first portals into this realm we've come to call "world music."