In the present, Colombia is facing an important conjuncture, largely shaped by the peace negotiation, taking place between the government and the FARC-EP (and most recently the ELN). The current moment is a dispute over the meaning of the past, present and future of Colombia, with hemispheric implications, that includes a discussion about the type of society that each actor imagines. Consequently, the actual moment is defined by a series of political, cultural and ontological struggles locally and regionally. While political, economical, and cultural elites seem resistant to pursuing significant changes beyond the demobilization of the guerrillas and small reforms to the system; civil society, social movements (indigenous, afro-descendants, and peasants in particular), intellectuals, and some politicians are yearning for a historical moment that challenges the unequal social arrangements of Colombian society.
Sept. 8,2015 -Jan. 10,2016 Spain’s discovery, conquest, and settlement of the Western hemisphere is examined through the outstanding holdings in the Rare Book Collection, including the Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas, as well as other sixteenth- and seventeenth-century volumes. These early printed books demonstrate how the new graphic media communicated globally the story of Spain’s imperial enterprise, […]
TU. SEP. 15, 2015. Mandela Auditorium. FedEx GEC, UNC-CH. 7.00pm PARAISO | PARADISE. Mariana Chenillo / 105 min / 2014 / Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles Childhood sweethearts Carmen and Alfredo live a life of quiet bliss in Satélite, a sleepy suburb outside of Mexico City. When Alfredo is offered a promotion, the lovebirds make the move into the bustling […]
WED. SEP. 16, 2015. Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center). Duke. 7.00 pm SOY CUBA | I AM CUBA. Mikhail Kalatozov / 141 min / 1964 / Cuba-USSR | Spanish with English subtitles This study of Cuba–partially written by renowned poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko–captures the island just before it made the transition to a post-revolutionary society. Moving from city to country and back again, I […]
MON. SEP. 21, 2015. Richard White Auditorium. Duke. Duke. 7.00pm LUCIA. Huberto Solás / 160 min / Cuba / 1968 | Spanish with English subtitles Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930’s, and the 1960’s. Sponsored by Arts of the Moving Image […]
TU. SEP. 22, 2015. Mandela Auditorium. FedEx GEC, UNC-CH. 7pm LAS VACAS CON GAFAS | COWS WEARING GLASSES. Alex Santiago Pérez / 90 min / Puerto Rico / 2014 | Spanish with English subtitles Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor […]
WED. SEP. 23, 2015. Richard White Auditorium. Duke. 7.00 pm MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO | MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea / 97 min / Cuba / 1968 | Spanish with English subtitles In 1961, in Cuba, the apolitical aspiring and frustrated writer Sergio Carmona Mendoyo stays in Cuba after the Revolution. He sees his wife Carla and his family and friends traveling to […]
TH. SEP. 24, 2015. BN Duke Auditorium. NCCU. 7.00 pm BUENOS AIRES RAP. Diane N. Ghogomu, Sebastian Muñoz, Segundo Bercetche / 110 min / Argentina / 2014 | Spanish with English subtitles Buenos Aires Rap is a look at hip-hop culture’s effect in the capital city of Argentina. A historical journey from the 1970s to today’s vibrant rap scene in […]