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The Ark, Presented in Full by Smithsonian APAC for APAHM

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Smithsonian APAC is presenting my animation “The Ark” in full for the first time online at http://smithsonianapa.org/

“The Ark” is written by written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer author, MacArthur genius and picks up after Nguyen’s celebrated novel “The Sympathizer,” continuing a complex and deeply intimate tale of war, displacement, and survival.

Here’s a video of some of the working and process material gone into the making of this animation.

Freedom Calendar - A Fundraiser for ASRC
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The Jacky Winter Group created a 2018 calendar with ALL proceeds to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), which runs campaigns and provides programs supporting refugees. The calendar has 20 artists illustrating 20 tweets from detainees. I'm an artist! And Australian born to refugees safely resettled by the Australian government.

Buy at http://freedomcalendar.bigcartel.com

2018 will be the fifth year that the Australian government has held over 1,600 refugees in unlawful indefinite mandatory detention on Manus Island and Nauru. (Almost 200 will be resettled in the US in January, excluding the eight countries barred under Trump's travel ban). The violent closure of camps on Manus has forced refugees into unfinished facilities with poor access to electricity, food & medical treatment, including torture and trauma counselling.

Artists include
Beci Orpin, Oslo Davis, Marc Martin, Matt Huynh, Lachlan Conn, Emma Leonard, Eliza Svikulus, James Gulliver Hancock, Kate Banazi, Andrea Innocent, Grace Lee, Chris Wahl, Ellen Portes, Karan Singh, Jessica Metrik, Christopher Nielsen, Carla McRae, Allison Colpoys, Julian Frost, Ander Hernando.