Instructor: Actor-Author Mia Kirshner
I Live Here is a multimedia publication that presents the first-hand stories of refugees and displaced people in four specific areas of the world, through their own words, photographs and stories, and in collaboration with artists of various different media. Together, the book's four volumes explore such issues as underage sex workers, child soldiers, disappeared women and the binding ties of common humanity. All material on the book is based on first person accounts collected over the past six years.
Mirroring the multimedia approach of the book, this two-week course will ask you to create your own short video based on hidden stories that need to be heard within your own greater Boston community. The results will be featured on the I Live Here website, which links to Amnesty International's homepage and the MIT Center for International Studies website. They will also be shown at a MIT public event with Mia Kirshner at the end of January.Download the IAP poster (pdf)
To visit the IAP Course Description for I Live Here, click here.
Teaching the Course: Mia Kirshner, author of I Live Here.
Mia Kirshner has worked as an actor in film and television; among her credits are Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia and The L Word. I Live Here is her first book.
Course times: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2 - 3:30 pm. (Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29)
Location: MIT Bldg 4-149
Contact person: Michelle Nhuch, MIT Center for International Studies; 617-253-1965; firstname.lastname@example.org