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Seoul Train: Screening and discussion

LINK screening

Seoul Train

A public film screening, art donation event and discussion about the situation of North Korean refugees.

Last year, Parsons Illustration students collaborated with Artfully Unforgotten (http://www.artfullyunforgotten.com) donating their art and raising $5000 for an orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. This semester, Parsons students collaborate with LINK, an organization supporting North Korean refugees in China, by donating art work which will be auctioned off to supporters of the cause, in Spring 2010.

Today, an estimated 250,000 of North Koreans, having escaped the food crisis in North Korea, live as secret refugees in China. The Chinese government arrests and forcibly repatriates illegal North Korean refugees who face human rights abuses upon their return, including forced labor and execution.

Please join us for the screening of Seoul Train, a documentary about North Korean refugees in China, and a discussion with LINK, on Thursday, October 29th, 2009, 7:30 PM at Kellen Auditorium, 66th 5th Avenue.

For more information, visit www.seoultrain.com or www.linkglobal.org.

[Photo copyright by Incite Productions.]

The Art of Reportage in the 21st Century at NYIH Oct. 6th and 7th


The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, together with the Polish Cultural Institute, the National Book Critics Circle, and the new Literary Reportage concentration at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute invite you to attend:


A Public Conversation
on the ins and outs of long-form and literary journalism
with leading authors of the genre

October 6 & 7, 2009
NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Square East

This symposium, composed of three distinct panels over two evenings, offers an exciting public conversation about the state of the art of reportage amid a rapidly changing media landscape; the various approaches to and practices of long-form and literary journalism; and the ongoing legacy of renowned practitioners like Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński. At a time when categorical differences between fiction and nonfiction are increasingly ambiguous–and the gap between their respective segments of the publishing market increasingly small–a discussion of reportage as a literary art form seems paramount.

Free and open to the public, this event coincides with the launch this fall of the Literary Reportage concentration at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and is being held in association with the Overseas Press Club of America and Words Without Borders, the online magazine of international literature.

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