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Friday, October 2, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Video-screening of "2015 Videodanza Festival" presented by Argentine dance theater artist Silvina Szperling

Performing Arts - Theater | October 5 | 5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

Silvina Szperling

Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Argentine Dance Theater dance choreographer, videographer and dance critic Silvina Szperling directs an annual video festival entitled Festival Internacional de Video-danza de Buenos Aires, or Videodanza Festival. Join us for a showing of this year’s participating films.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Book Debut: No Dar Papaya: Fotografías de Colombia, 2003-2013

Presentation | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

Matthew O'Brien

Center for Latin American Studies

No Dar Papaya is Matthew O'Brien's photographic exploration of Colombia celebrating the beauty, diversity, and distinctive character of the country. Published last year in Colombia to rave reviews, this is the first public presentation of the book in the U.S., before its official publication here.

O’Brien will be available to sign books following the presentation.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wild Tales: Directed by Damián Szifron (Argentina, 2014)

Film - Feature | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room A0001

Center for Latin American Studies

In this 2015 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film, six tales of revenge play out in a series of one-act vignettes that take their characters' to outrageous extremes. Murder, violence, betrayal and unchecked rage mark the actions of a wide variety of individuals as they respond to situations that bring out the worst in them. 122 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Mexican Commune: Series: Mexico at the Crossroads

Lecture | October 9 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Bruno Bosteels, Cornell University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The Program in Critical Theory, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Bruno Bosteels, professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University, is the author of several books, including The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011) and Marx and Freud in Latin America (Verso, 2012). He is currently finishing two new books: Philosophies of Defeat: The Jargon of Finitude (for Verso) and The Mexican Commune (for Duke University Press).

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pola Oloixarac and Nuno Ramos in Conversation on their Literary Practice

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 5125 (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Library)

Nuno Ramos; Pola Oloixarac

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

These Latin American writers will read each others' most recent book and then comment on them in a public forum. This two-way interview and conversation will be held in a combination of Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Regionalism and the Intersections of Race and Place in Cuba

Lecture | October 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

Rebecca Bodenheimer

Center for Latin American Studies

Regionalist sentiment has been pervasive in Cuba since the colonial period, yet it has rarely been addressed in literature on contemporary social dynamics. Rebecca Bodenheimer examines the intersections between race and place, arguing that the longstanding divisions between eastern and western Cuba challenge the traditional image of a unified hybrid nation.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cartel Land: Directed by Matthew Heineman (USA, 2015)

Film - Documentary | October 21 | 7 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040

Center for Latin American Studies

“Cartel Land” is an on-the-ground look at two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. From Executive Producer Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) this documentary offers a chilling view of the brutal drug war along the U.S. – Mexico border. 98 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Opportunities to Improve Working Conditions on Both Sides of the Border

Lecture | October 29 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

Maria Echaveste, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies

Multi-national corporations often remain competitive in the ever-changing globalized economy by shifting production from country to country, or expanding their core businesses to other countries. What are the opportunities and challenges for workforces located in the USA and Mexico, who share similar complaints about their wages and working conditions?