Unfinished Live

Questions, Culture & Change

December 8, 2020

7:00pm ET

What is possible now?

Culture-shapers explore the questions that guide our lives and transform our world.

With Unfinished partner, Aspen Ideas, we stitch together live segments, dynamic films and provoking performances to showcase lived experience, creative expression, and real-world candor. Through conversations, exchanges and roundtable discussions, experts join everyday voices on a nuanced exploration of possibility and discovery.

Here’s our hour line-up:

  • How Are You? a short film by RAVA Films
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries) interviews Precious Okoyomon (Artist, Poet & Chef)
  • Question Bridge: Black Male with Bayeté Ross Smith (Photographer, Artist & Education Worker), produced by For Freedoms
  • Conversation with Alicia Garza (Black Futures Lab & Black Lives Matter) & Anna Deavere Smith (Playwright, Actress & Professor)
  • 12 Portraits: A look inside the questions of Bellaire High School students
  • Inquiring Nuns clip by Kartemquin Films
  • Meet artist & activist Gina Belafonte (Sankofa), produced by Maya Craig, Flagship Films
  • La Pregunta, a short film by Megan Mylan, Principe Films about questions that change lives
  • Roundtable Conversation with Frank McCourt (Unfinished), Alison McCauley (Unfinished) and Braxton Woodham (Unfinished Labs), moderated by Baratunde Thurston
  • Closing remarks by Bruce Springsteen

Baratunde Thurston, Host

Writer, Artist, Activist

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Singer, Songwriter & Musician

Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

Precious Okoyomon

Artist, Poet and Chef

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries

Anna Deavere Smith

Playwright, Actress, Professor

Frank McCourt

Chairman & CEO, Unfinished

Gina Belafonte

Creative Producer, Director & ED of Sankofa.org

Alison McCauley

Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Unfinished

Bayeté Ross Smith

Photographer, Artist & Education Worker


Braxton Woodham

President, Unfinished Labs

Megan Mylan

Filmmaker, Principe Productions

*Hans Ulrich Obrist photo credit Tyler Mitchell


Unfinished Live is made in collaboration with the following organizations:

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Unfinished Live is produced by Empire.

Empire Entertainment