1. Colum McCann: Do What is Most Difficult

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    Novelist Colum McCann writes in a cupboard by choice. Watch the charming Irishman discuss with great playfulness how writers are constantly faced with improbable but necessary tasks: “It’s like trying to solve a problem in complex mathematics.” “If you’re going to spend two or three years with anyone – or anything – you’d better like it. And preferably love it.” McCann discusses his much-praised novel ‘TransAtlantic’ (2013), which interlaces stories from Irish-American history with fictional narratives of several generations of women in the course of two centuries. By writing from the point of view of women the story belongs to “the anonymous corners of human history”, and through these McCann explores the themes that occupied his mind, such as how contemporary Ireland finally achieved a form of peace in Northern Ireland. There is no right or wrong way of writing things: “The beauty of it is that you just break the rules constantly.” McCann feels that it’s important to be present in the world, exploring the things you are curious about while also having the luxury of being able to add another layer of understanding and try what it’s like to be someone else. An experience he describes as “radical empathy.” Colum McCann (b. 1965) is an Irish Dublin-born novelist. He has won several awards for his novels, including the National Book Award for ‘Let the Great World Spin’ (2009). His other novels include ‘Songdogs’ (1995), ‘This Side of Brightness’ (1998), ‘Dancer’ (2003), ‘Zoli’ (2006) and ‘TransAtlantic’ (2013). McCann is a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at Hunter College, New York. He lives in New York. Colum McCann was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg at the Louisiana Literature festival in 2013. Camera: Mathias Nyholm Schmidt and Klaus Elmer Edited by: Kamilla Bruus Produced by: Christian Lund Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015 Supported by Nordea-fonden

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    • 7th Annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times Reception with Madeleine Albright

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      Guest of Honor: Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

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      • Promo Café Altura 2015

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        Registro entre los días 10-ene a 03-mar en Tostaduría Café Cultura (Suecia 0130, Providencia) y Café Altura (Dávila Baeza con Nueva rengifo, galpón "Chacareros", La vega central, Recoleta) Música por Quantic - Transatlantic Video realizado por Gonzalo G. Galleguillos Chile 2015.

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        • Legacies of African Enslavement in Hackney Full Film

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          This film explores the legacies of Hackney's historical link to transatlantic slavery. It tells the stories of people who were involved in the business of slavery in Hackney as well as those, both in the Caribbean and the UK, who fought to end African enslavement. The film features archival material, interviews and dramatisation. It asks: - Who were slave-owners in Hackney? - How did enslaved Africans fight against enslavement? - How did people in Hackney campaign for abolition? - What are some of the legacies of African enslavement? The film starts with history students from Bsix College in Hackney discussing the term ‘black’. They address various negative stereotypes associated with this word and how this affects young people from the African diaspora who are growing up in Hackney and other parts of the world today. The film is divided into four parts: 1 - The Slave-owner of Hackney 2 - Resistance 3 - Hackney and Abolition 4 - Reparations The teacher’s notes accompanying the film and education resources targeting Key stage 3 and 4 students can be found on Hackney Museum's website: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-edu-main.htm The film is the result of a partnership between University College London’s Legacies of British Slave Ownership project, Hackney Museum and Archives, funded by Arts Council England through the Share Academy progarmme.

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          • Mike Portnoy - OSI project

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            • Mike Portnoy - Transatlantic

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              Mike Portnoy - Transatlantic

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              • transat on Vertigo

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                transatlantic crossing on the sail boat Vertigo, qith friends. Video from Bob Madey

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                • TTIP Day 1

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                  Animation pour appel à manifester le 19 décembre 2014 à Bruxelles contre le traité transatlantique et l’austérité... Réalisé pour l'association "Agir pour la paix" et l'alliance D19-20...

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