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@FHI and cosponsored by the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute.
Additional cosponsors include Duke Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.