Literature and Terror: Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris
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NORRIS CHUMLEY: Today on “Rethinking Religion,” we’re thinking about the subject of terror in literature and in film. How do authors and artists respond to terror and terrorism through their work?
In this program, two interviews on terror and literature, at the intersections of religion, culture and public life. The first with Philip Gourevitch, longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, former editor of The Paris Review and award-winning author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, and The Ballad of Abu Ghraib portraits of prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib.
In the second half-hour we’ll speak with Academy Award-winning film producer and director, Errol Morris, who collaborated with Philip Gourevitch on the book and film, Standard Operating Procedure. (more…)