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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, April 18

Photo City

First hour: Parliament of World Religions

Second hour: New documentary highlights Rochester as a "Photo City"

The Parliament of World Religions is coming to Toronto, and Rochester is hosting a pre-Parliament event today. The parliament goes back to 1893, when organizers sought to create an international dialogue about religions and interfaith issues. This year, the theme is about the promise of inclusion. Our guests will discuss it:

  • Dr. Larry Greenfield, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago
  • Dr. Susan Nowak, chairperson of religious studies at Nazareth College
  • Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, executive director of the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue

Then in our second hour, a new documentary called Photo City tells the story of Rochester’s past, present, and future as a hub for photography. It will be screened as part of the One Take Film Fest at The Little Theatre. The filmmakers are from Ireland, and we’ll talk to one of them about why his team chose Rochester as the subject of the film. We’ll also hear from local photographers and filmmakers who will share their take on Rochester as a photo city. Our guests:

  • John Murphy, co-director, co-writer, and editor of Photo City
  • Arleen Thaler, socially-engaged photojournalist
  • Jack Garner, retired national film critic for Gannett Newspapers
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, and director and programmer for the One Take Film Festival