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. 14,2015 -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, […]
Art Connections: Two Way Bridges/Puentes de Doble Via. Mauricio Andrada, MRS/30 min/Durham 2015 A generation of young undocumented Latinos is graduating from high school; they do not find space in the social fabric of their new nation. Art Connections documents a project that established a temporary bridge between the Latino community and a university, through public art, film, and culture. […]
Charles Thompson/30 min/Durham/2015 As part of the Two Way Bridges/Puentes de Doble Via project, fifteen students in a Duke University class, entitled “The U.S./Mexico Border,” explore the meaning of borders, immigration, and access to education in America. In the end, the students have broken down personal barriers and stereotypes, but one major barrier remains. English some Spanish. Director will be […]
Network with fellow students and faculty in the atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center who are engaged in migration/immigration-related research in multiple disciplines and professional schools at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn about research, coursework, travel, and internship opportunities.
119 Min Edgar Ramírez stars in this biopic of one of Latin America’s greatest figures. Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of those of Alexander the Great. But his army never conquered – it liberated. The most expensive Latin […]
By Haydeé Chavero G., Chair of the Cinema and Communications, Department Universidad Central de Venezuela. Founder Caracas Filmminuto and President Fundación Audiovisual FACIL | Q&A following the presentation. Nostalgia | 18 min Thomas, a man in his thirties looks at the deep plain of los “Llanos”, accompanied by his young son Alberto, after the sudden death of his wife. In […]
132 min The film captures the stories of Caribbean people and their political and spiritual journey through the musical tale of Billo Frometa and the music that made him an icon throughout generations in Latin America. The film is about the famous Venezuelan Salsa band “La Billos Caracas Boys,” a tour de force with more than 60 musical pieces of […]