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The Work Before the Work: A Special Program for High School Students

April 28, 2010 | Instituto Cervantes | New York City

With Annecy Báez, Rawi Hage, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and special guests; moderated by David Dante Troutt


Co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes

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CLIPS: Annecy Báez | Rawi Hage | Saïd Sayrafiezadeh | David Dante Troutt

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