borderless, a new documentary series on pressing humanitarian crises, premiers at the new school

Event features the premier screening of the first episode of borderless and a musical performance by series co-creator/host Stephan Said

A discussion with Said, Director of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in New York Ninette Kelley, and The New School’s Zolberg Institute Director Alex Aleinikoff will follow the screening


Thursday, May 4, 6-7:30 p.m. at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street

WHAT:

A premier screening of the first episode of borderless, a documentary series and digital platform following musician-activist Stephan Said as he travels the globe, engaging with individuals at the frontlines of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.

The first 30-minute episode of borderless focuses on the global migration crisis and features footage of Said visiting refugee camps across Greece. At the camps, he hears from individuals fleeing Bashar Al-Assad, ISIS, repressive regimes, and war; relief workers; anarchist youth operating radio stations; and Kurdish minstrels, Syrian rap artists, and refugee children with whom he performs.

The premier will be followed by a panel discussion with Said, Ninette Kelley, Alex Aleinikoff, and Lara Setrakian (tbc) as well as a musical performance by Said of his original song, “No More Lines”. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to RSVP here.

The event is hosted by The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, which facilitates public engagement with academics, policy makers, refugees, activists, and artists engaged in vital questions related to migration and mobility.

WHO:

Stephan Said, co-creator, producer, and host of borderless

Ninette Kelley, Director of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in New York

Alex Aleinikoff, Director of The New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration And Mobility

WHEN

Thursday, May 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE

Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street

TICKETS The event is free and open to the public. Members of the media should RSVP with Scott Gargan at gargans@newschool.edu or 212.229.5667 x 3794.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence. Learn more at newschool.edu.

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Scott Gargan
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gargans@newschool.edu

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