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Love Stories Online is an online podcast or radio show featuring true stories about love. Filipino Love Stories” was part of the larger exhibition, Objects of Affection,” that was displayed in spring 2014 at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library This section of the exhibit was created to sport blogs travel beyond the library and into the communities that inspired the love stories.
This portrait from acclaimed filmmaker Sean McAllister (The Liberace of Baghdad) is a powerful and moving reminder of the human stories at the heart of a tumultuous and tragic period for Syria; deserved winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015.
The couple, who met through their love of youth hostelling in the 1930s and wed in June 1940, share anecdotes about everything from rationing, coupons and transport issues to books and music and, of course, the horror and terror of fighting on the front line.
Among the disparate survivors whose fates will become intertwined are Max, a man who began the day with birthday celebrations tinged with regret; Vashti, a young woman who has already buried three of the people she loved most but cannot forgot Max, the one man who got away; and Gene, a Stanford geologist who knows far too much about the terrifying earthquakes that have damaged this beautiful city and irrevocably changed the course of their lives.
Allison McCarthy is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Bitch, Ms. (blog), Girlistic, GOOD, Global Comment, Hoax, ColorsNW, and The Baltimore Review, as well as in the anthologies Robot Hearts: Twisted and True Tales of Seeking Love in the Digital Age (Pinchback Press, 2010) and Dear Sister: Letters to Survivors of Sexual Violence (forthcoming).