From a Migrant to an Earthian: A Bangladesh-Korean Experience with Mahbub Alam
Mar 18, 2014, 12pm-2pm
Born in Bangladesh, Mahbub Alam came to South Korea in 1999 as a migrant worker. While witnessing harsh reality and discrimination against migrant workers, Alam joined labour movements and later engaged in media activism. He took part in a number of film projects as both a director and an actor, including The Deported (2007), Bandobi (2009), The Returnee (2009), City of Crane (2010) and Love in Korea (2010). He has also written an autobiography, I am an Earthian (2010). He was a director of Asia Media Culture Factory, a cultural organization for diversity, and Free port, a migrant art centre where he organized Seoul Migrant Art Festival and Earthian Music Band.
Based on his various experiences as once a migrant worker and a now Korean citizen, Alam will discuss problems of the media representation of foreign migrants in Korea and show how communications through art and cultural activities plays an important role in building a community that could overcome ethnic and national boundaries.
All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP (for catering purposes for lunch), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is supported by the Department of Visual Arts & Art History and the York Centre for Asian Research.
|Location:||280A York Lanes|
|Sponsor:||York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), Department of Visual Arts and Art History|
|Posted by:||York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)|