Videos

Let's Pretend

December 6, 2021

This 10 minute play was filmed at the Wild Project during the International Human Rights Art Festival -- it became the inspiration for the development of the TV sitcom "Alphabet City."  Starring Grace Chang and JaneAnne Halter.

Actuary Day - reading at IATI Theater

June 18, 2020

Actuary Day opens with Susan, an anthropology professor, alone in a room, the last survivor in a world that has disappeared.  Her only clue to rebuild human civilization is a short video, which offers (she believes) an origina

La Bestia: Sweet Mother dance/theatre piece at IHRAF '18

November 15, 2018

J CHEN PROJECT premiered Tom Block's "La Bestia: Sweet Mother" dance/theater work at the International Human Rights Art Festival, November 15, 2018.

Interview: OPEN: Celebration of Black Men, Beauty, Poetry and Restorative Nature

March 5, 2018

Tom Block, Founding Producer of the International Human Rights Art Festival joins Bob Lee for a preview of this event designed to showcase poetry, nature, beauty, and celebrate Black Men.

Celebration of Women's Power in Performance

December 10, 2017

NYU Broadcast Journalistm student Hannah Foley made this short reportage about our Celebration of Women's Power: an evening of performance, at the Playroom Theater in Times Square.

International Human Rights Art Festival - Documentary of Dixon Place Festival 2017

December 1, 2017

This is the 10-minute documentary from the first International Human Rights Art Festival, held at Dixon Place (NYC), March 3-5, 2017.

Voice of America report on the International Human Rights Art Festival (in Mandarin)

March 6, 2017

This beautiful reportage on the opening ceremonies of the International Human Rights Art Festival (Dixon Place, NYC, March 3-5, 2017) ran in Mandarin, and was centered on the participation of Chinese Democracy and human rights activist Wei Jinghsheng.

Interview about the International Human Rights Art Festival on WPAT Multicultural Radio 930 AM (NYC)

February 24, 2017

I was interviewed a second time by Teddy Smith about my producing the International Human Rights Art Festival, the first advocacy-art festival of its kind in NYC's long cultural history.

Interview about the International Human Rights Art Festival on WPAT Multicultural Radio 930 AM (NYC)

February 17, 2017

I was interviewed by Teddy Smith about my producing the International Human Rights Art Festival, the first advocacy-art festival of its kind in NYC's long cultural history.

Another video of a Blind Contour Drawing @ Mezzrow in the Village (NYC)

May 25, 2016

Here is a short video of me working in Mezzrow, my favorite Greenwich Village listening room, drawing the bassist.

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