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  • Exploring Wellbeing

    By jprather on August 9, 2018
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    Exploring Wellbeing: Human-environment relations in indigenous and Afro-descendant communities Coordinated by Prof. Florence Babb (UNC-CH, Anthropology, fbabb@unc.edu) Prof. Gabriela Valdivia (UNC-CH, Geography, valdivia@email.unc.edu) Maja Jeranko (UNC-CH, Anthropology) Lucía Stavig (UNC-CH, Anthropology) Lara Lookabaugh (UNC-CH, Geography) Over the past several decades, some social groups in the Latin American and Caribbean region have seen improved economic conditions and increased opportunities. However, these […]
  • Transnational Bodies

    By jprather on August 9, 2018
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    Transnational Bodies: Disability, Illness, and Health in Latin America Coordinated by Prof. Clare Barrington (UNC-CH, Health Behavior Department, Global Public Health, cbarring@email.unc.edu) Prof. Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Espitia (UNC-CH, Romance Studies, jcge@email.unc.edu) Prof. Krista Perreira (Public Policy/Carolina Population Center, UNC-CH, perreira@email.unc.edu) Prof. Raúl Nechochea, (UNC-CH, Department of Social Medicine, Adjunct Department of History, raul_necochea@med.unc.edu) Tara Casebolt (UNC-CH, Maternal and Child Health, tarameg@live.unc.edu) Elizabeth Jones (UNC-CH, Romance Studies, eljjones@unc.edu) This working group […]
  • 2015 NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

    By miguel on May 24, 2018
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    This year the festival focuses on how film represents the dreams of many in the region, by the experience of baseball as one of the most important sports played and followed in the Americas; it also explores how art plays a role in the lives of young undocumented migrants and the victories and struggles of citizens of the Bolivarian Republic […]
  • Honoring Arturo Escobar | Context & Relationality. 2018

    By miguel on February 13, 2018
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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018. Duke University, Rubentein Library. Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (# 153), 5.30pm On Relational Ontolog(ies): Common Paths, Common Actions. The work of Arturo Escobar. Walter Mignolo. Duke, Literature. Center for Global Studies and the Humanities. Michaeline Crichlow. Duke, African and African American Studies and Sociology. Diane Nelson. Duke, Cultural Anthropology (via Skype from Guatemala). Diana Gómez Correal. […]
  • Narrating Nature

    By miguel on October 20, 2017
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    These tree short films are the product of Narrating Nature: Documentaries for Environmental Studies course. Spring 2017. Restoring Nature. The case of Sandy Creek Park. (2017) 14.09′.Jane Liu, Paulina Miranda, Hayley Hanway, Ryan Briggs, Liz Kennedy. Featuring Robert Hayley. Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Instructor. Restoring Nature, shows the work of the local Durham Community to recover a wetland that was transformed in […]
  • La sal de la tierra | The Salt of the Earth

    By miguel on September 29, 2017
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    NEW FILM | TUE. NOV 7 | Varsity Theatre, Chapel Hill. 7:00pm, The Salt of the Earth. Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders (France/Brazil/Italy), 2014, 1h 50min For 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled across the world and witnessed some of the major events of our recent history, including civil wars, starvation, and mass immigrations. He is now exploring […]
  • TRUMAN

    By miguel on August 31, 2017
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    Truman. Cesc Gay (Argentina, Spain), 2015, 108min. When Julián receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion, their first meeting in many years, will also be their last. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forego continued treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing his possessions, finalizing his funeral arrangements, […]
  • EL ACOMPANANTE | THE COMPANION

    By miguel on August 31, 2017
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    El acompañante / The Companion. Pavel Giroud (Cuba), 2016. 104min. Set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule, The Companion narrates the unlikely friendship between a boxing champion and a conflictive patient. After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero has no other choice but to serve a sentence. His fate is in Los Cocos, a […]
  • SALERO

    By miguel on August 31, 2017
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    Salero. Mike Plunket (Bolivia) 2016. 116min. The world’s largest salt flat (and proven Lithium reserve) in the planet. Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the “saleros” who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia’s leaders embark on a […]
  • TEMPESTAD | TEMPEST

    By miguel on August 31, 2017
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    Tempestad / Tempest. Tatiana Huezo (Mexico), 2016. 105min. A poignant documentary by celebrated filmmaker Tatiana Huezo, Tempest narrates the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity, and resistance. […]

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