Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Location: American University's Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016
Closest metro: Tenleytown/AU
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
In partnership with: American University School of Communication, Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, ENOUGH, Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience
Moderated by: Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Dave Eggers is the author of What Is the What, a novel focusing on the harrowing tale of real-life hero Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee from the Sudanese civil war of the 1980s and 1990s who joined the thousands of other 'Lost Boys' fleeing the conflict. Eggers also is founder of the quarterly literary journal McSweeney's and the Voice of Witness series of oral histories.
For more on What Is the What, click here
For more on Dave Eggers, click here
Karim Chrobog is the founder of 18th Street Films, a Washington, D.C.-based film company dedicated to bringing compelling stories from around the world to international audiences. His forthcoming documentary War Child focuses on Emmanuel Jal, a former Sudanese child soldier who is an emerging hip-hop star with a message of peace for his battered homeland and beyond.
For more about the film War Child, click here
Jen Marlowe, a filmmaker and Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalist, this summer accompanied three "Lost Boys" on their first return to the South Sudan villages they fled from nearly two decades ago. Her reporting with fellow Pulitzer Center journalist David Morse looks at connections between the conflict in South Sudan and other parts of Sudan, including Darfur, probing the larger questions of identity and ethnicity. Jen's Sudan work includes the documentary Darfur Diaries: Message from Home, and the companion book Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival.
For more on her Jen Marlowe's Darfur work, click here
For more about the film Rebuilding Hope, click here