Indonesia: UNL Documentary Multimedia Project to premiere Nov. 6

Please join us Nov. 6 for Indonesia’s Unforeseen: Stories of tradition, culture and survival. This multimedia project will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Bourbon Theater, 1415 O Street in Lincoln.

In May 2014, nine photojournalism students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications traveled to Indonesia to work on individual stories such as the conservation of orangutans, transgender culture and a variety of unique livelihoods. This project was led by Professor Bruce Thorson.

The project is one of the many in-depth projects that give students real-world international experience. The presentation is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for Indonesians in need. Students will have a silent print auction for their photographs taken in Indonesia.

Thorson teaches photojournalism: basic digital photojournalism, advanced digital photojournalism and in-depth photojournalism projects, taking students twice a year on international documentary projects.

Professor Bruce Thorson spent 25 years in newspaper photojournalism as a photographer and photo editor -- mostly in Oregon -- and as director of photography at the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. An award-winning photographer, Thorson has received recognition from the Associated Press, The Best of the West competition and the National Press Photographers Association. His photographs have also appeared in Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, USA Today, Oregon Business, Nebraska Life and various other publications.

More information about their trip is available from their blog at

The Mezcal Brothers will perform before the presentation at 6 p.m. and again after starting approximately 8 p.m.