The Heir + Urban Tundra
2011, Belgium, Jeremy De Ryckere, 18 min.
The Heir tells the story of a father, Raf, and a son, Dominique, and their relationship to their passion: horse races, a long family tradition. Raf is 65 years old but is still jockey. The son could have had the same career as his father, but had an accident when he was young. In an attempt to give this accident a meaning in everyday life, they've become very religious.
2011, Estonia, Maria Kivirand and Robi Uppin, 14 min.
A journey through poverty, faith, hope, unbelief in Tallinn's homeless shelters on a night of a snowstorm "Monika."
About the Speaker
Scott Korb graduated from the University of Wisconsin late in 1997 and relocated to New York not long after. There he earned a degree in Theology from Union Seminary and another in Literature from Columbia University. His books include The Faith Between Us (2007), a collection of personal essays presented as a conversation with Jewish writer Peter Bebergal; Life in Year One (2010), a popular history of first-century Palestine; and Light Without Fire (2013), an intimate portrait of the first year at America’s first Muslim college. He is associate editor of The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (2008), which was awarded the American Historical Association’s 2009 J. Franklin Jameson Prize. With Robert Bolger, he has edited a collection of essays about David Foster Wallace and philosophy, Gesturing Toward Reality, forthcoming in the summer 2014. Scott teaches writing at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. He lives with his family in New York City.