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Human Rights Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 2021, we have curated a group of video interviews from the Inspicio Arts archives with prominent people in the arts,  who are connected to the Miami and South Florida areas.

Beginning March, 2020, the videos below were recorded via Zoom. Click on any video link (below the images). You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Raymond Elman.

A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

 

ERIC BOGOSIAN is an Armenian-American actor, dramatist, monologuist, novelist and historian. Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone.  Bogosian is the author of Operation Nemesis: The Secret Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, a history of Operation Nemesis which involved a group of Armenian assassins who set out to avenge the deaths of the one and a half million victims of the Armenian Genocide.

 

 

 

SHOT by Photographer Kathy Shorr

 

KATHY SHORR is a freelance photographer based in New York and Miami. Her work has been exhibited widely at galleries in the United States, France and Germany. Her most recent projects are the photography and essay book SHOT, 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America, and its follow-up project, SHOT: We the People.

 

 

 

Iké Udé: Artist, Photographer

 

With his ongoing photographic self-portraits, Sartorial Anarchy, dressed in varied costumes across geography and time, the work of Nigerian-born IKÉ UDÉ explores a world of dualities:  photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator, African/post-nationalist, mainstream/marginal, individual/everyman and fashion/art.

 

 

 

Candacy Taylor: Author, Artist, Photographer, Cultural Documentarian

 

CANDACY TAYLOR is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a multidisciplinary project based on the Green Book. Taylor is the author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (Abrams Books). She is also the curator and content specialist for an exhibition that will be toured by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) starting in June 2020. The exhibition will travel throughout the United States for three years.

 

 

 

The Boys Who Said NO!

 

As the war in VIETNAM raged, one of the largest and most successful youth-led resistance movements in American history was growing at home. Hundreds of thousands of young men opposed to an unjust war said NO to being drafted into the military, risking up to five years in federal prison. Their individual courage and collective nonviolent actions helped end a tragic war and the draft. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker JUDITH EHRLICH, and featuring draft resistance leader DAVID HARRIS, The Boys Who Said NO! tells for the first time the inspiring story and impact of the draft resistance movement.

 

 

 

Larissa MacFarquhar: Journalist, Author

 

LARISSA MACFARQUHAR has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Her Profile subjects have included John Ashbery, Barack Obama, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Mantel, Derek Parfit, David Chang, and Aaron Swartz, among many others.  She is the author of Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

 

 

 

The Insightful & Inspiring David New

 

Sixteen years ago, a rare disease rendered DAVID NEW deaf, blind and paralyzed from the waist down. Rejecting his doctors’ terminal diagnosis, defying all odds, David learned to walk again and gradually regained his hearing, though he did not regain his sight.  He has since become a steadfast advocate for people with disabilities, creates works of art in glass, founded several companies and non-profits, and has recently embarked on a new venture, the South Beach Jazz Festival.

 

 

 

Angelika Rinnhofer: Photographer, Conceptual Artist

 

As a German artist who immigrated to the United States, ANGELIKA RINNHOFER has been exploring her own transformation while adapting to life in America.  In her art project, a priori, Rinnhofer records narratives of Christian individuals, whose attempts to make sense of memories, stories, and facts eventually leads to the disclosure of their Jewish heritage. She takes photographs and videos of her participants and interviews them about their discoveries.

 

 

 

 

 

JIM MORIN won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2017 and 1996, and shared the Pulitzer with other members of the Miami Herald editorial board in 1983. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 and 1990.