North Korea: An interview with Kim Young-soon

Choreographer and dancer Kim Young-soon in New York City shares her dramatic story of surviving nearly nine years at the Yoduk Political Prison Camp and describe the details of her heroic efforts to escape North Korea for South Korea . . . and freedom. by by

Afghanistan: An interview with performing artist Monirah Hashemi and her brother, filmmaker Mustafa Hashemi

We are sharing our recent interview with Monirah Hashemi, a playwright, director, and actor, joined by her brother Mustafa, a filmmaker.  They talk about life in Afghanistan for the Hazara, women working in the arts, and their parents encouragement to work as artists despite the pressures in their community.   Monirah and Mustafa, enduring abuse and ridicule, fled Afghanistan […]