Totalitarian regimes and their mark on the human psyche, nostalgic depictions of life in Mexico City riddled with socio economic and racial divisions and the toll of poverty and war on children and families are themes of this year’s Oscar nominees in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Americans have not needed iceboxes to keep food cold for nearly a century, ever since refrigerators became widely available. But that doesn't stop folks in Holderness, N.H., from carrying out a winter task that's been done for more than 120 years — harvesting ice for the summer months. Faith Lapidus reports.