James Longley is a documentary filmmaker whose works examine the lives of people in conflict zones, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia. Longley’s 2006 film, Iraq in Fragments, won numerous honors, including three jury awards at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. His short, Sari’s Mother (2006), was also nominated for an Academy Award. Longley won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009.
Child artist. Born and raised in LA. There must be more to life; wants to fight the good fight. College. Political theory. Feminism. Activism. Study abroad. Foreign languages. East coast. Public radio. Cable access. Documentary filmmaker. Love. Friendship. Loss. Discovery. There is more to life; each day counts. Boston and New York. Middle age artist.
Noah Angell was born in the Durham/Chapel Hill area in 1980 and received an MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in 2006. His work is expansive, spanning performance, ethnomusicology, installation, and moving image.
Randall Kenan’s first novel, A Visitation of Spirits, was published in 1989; and a collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, was published in 1992. That collection was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was among The New York Times Notable Books. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Sherwood Anderson Award, the John Dos Passos Award, and was the 1997 Rome Prize winner from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2005.
Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York. She was twenty-six when she received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton University. She is now the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.