Mohammad Abdullahi, one of the main characters in the film "The Infiltrators," speaks with The World's host Marco Werman about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants, while also being one himself.
Cole Porter was out of the musical theater scene during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of freedom from social constraints.
When Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, a witty account of her globe-hopping, soul-searching journey after a divorce, she never imagined that Julia Roberts would be playing her in a movie adaptation.
Indian singer-songwriter Sona wanted her label Sony, to record more of her songs. Sony said wait. Sona went to Nokia. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Sona's attempts to market her music differently in a country dominated by Bollywood.
An Iranian film director who's imprisoned in Iran made a symbolic appearance at the Berlin Film Festival. Other Iranian film makers showcased his work and spoke about the struggles to make films in Iran in these. Susan Stone reports from Berlin.
The World's April Peavey tells us about the all-female choir Scala. Based in Belgium, they've performed throughout Europe. After one of their songs appeared in a trailer for the movie "The Social Network," their own social network has grown worldwide.