Immersive Journalism on Xinjiang: Covering Human Rights in China

September 2, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Reporters Ben Mauk and Sam Wolson

Please join us for the first event in our 2021-2022 Rights, Genocide, and Surveillance in China series. Reporters Ben Mauk and Sam Wolson speak about Xinjiang and "Reeducated," an award-winning immersive virtual reality documentary chronicling human rights abuses against Uyghurs in China.

Ben Mauk (he/him): Mauk writes for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's, and the London Review of Books. He co-founded and directs the Berlin Writers' Workshop. In 2021, he co-developed and wrote an immersive V.R. documentary for The New Yorker on life inside a Chinese reeducation camp which won jury prizes at SXSW, VRHAM!, and the NewImages Festival.

Sam Wolson (he/him): Wolson is an award-winning immersive film director, photographer, and Pulitzer Center Grantee. In 2021 he premiered the virtual reality documentary "Reeducated," in partnership with The New Yorker, the Pulitzer Center, Eyebeam and Online News Association.

Sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, the Department of Religious Studies, the Departments of Cultural Anthropology and Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Additional cosponsors include Duke Divinity School, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic.

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