Linor Goralik- by Stanislav Lvovsky

The Freedom Chat Transcripts: A Conversation with Linor Goralik

Sampsonia Way’s new video series, “The Freedom Chat”, introduces author and artist Linor Goralik. Throughout her interview, Linor reveals the struggles of publishing in Russia as well as the external forces that affect her personal work. She also keenly differentiates two propaganda “styles” during this discussion.

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Naziha Syed Ali

The Freedom Chat Transcripts: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali

Sampsonia Way’s new video series, “The Freedom Chat”, began on April 1, 2014 with Pakistani journalist Naziha Syed Ali. In the interview, Naziha offers candid responses to questions surrounding censorship and press freedom in her country of origin.

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“Voices of the UFW in Texas”: A Documentary on the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas

Crissy Rivas and Dave Sims provide a breadth of information about Cesar Chavez and the hitherto undocumented United Farmers Workers Movement (UFW) that he started in Texas during the 1960s. In this interview, Rivas and Sims talk about their new documentary “Voices of the UFW in Texas” and impart essential details about the UFW, the importance of women to the movement, and how conducting oral histories allowed them to augment current knowledge on the subject.

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Author Laurent Binet

“I Enjoy Correcting Myself”: An Interview with Author Laurent Binet

French author Laurent Binet visited City of Asylum in November 2013 to read from his novel HHhH. Binet also sat down with Sampsonia Way to discuss his historical novel, objectivity, and his distaste for current French literature.

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2014 Rhodes Scholar Courtney Wittekind

“It’s always an exploration”: Talking Burma with 2014 Rhodes Scholar Courtney Wittekind

2014 Rhodes Scholar Courtney Wittekind discusses the roots of her interest in Burma, what it was like to visit the country in January 2013 after political reforms began to take effect, and how she translates some of the more difficult aspects of the Burmese language.

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Interviews

  • Featured image- UFW
    “Voices of the UFW in Texas”: A Documentary on the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas

    Crissy Rivas and Dave Sims provide a breadth of information about Cesar Chavez and the hitherto undocumented United Farmers Workers Movement (UFW) that he started in Texas during the 1960s. In this interview, Rivas and Sims talk about their new documentary “Voices of the UFW in Texas” and impart essential details about the UFW, the importance of women to the movement, and how conducting oral histories allowed them to augment current knowledge on the subject.

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    In Memoriam: An Interview with the Late Amiri Baraka

    On January 9, 2014Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright and activist, passed away at the age of 79. A leading figure of the Black Arts movement, today we remember Baraka by sharing an interview Sampsonia Way published in 2011, after he came to read with Cave Canem at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.

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