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Paul Chan

Film/Video

Photo: Lynne Stewart
Paul Chan
Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law and Poetry, 2006
May 1, 2007–May 31, 2007
In this video portrait of human rights attorney Lynne Stewart, New York–based artist and activist Paul Chan interweaves the languages of poetry and law to connect ideas of beauty and justice.

On February 10, 2005, Stewart was convicted of providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy. The first lawyer to be convicted of aiding terrorism in the United States, Stewart was recently sentenced to 28 months in prison (pending appeal). (18 mins., video)