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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Mexico of My Father Diego Rivera

Lecture | November 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Guadalupe Rivera y Marín

Center for Latin American Studies, The Mexican Museum

Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Ph.D., the daughter of Diego Rivera, will dissect her father's impact on the culture, politics, and society of post-revolutionary Mexico. Recalling the Mexico of her father, she will examine his interaction with the world around him.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Second Mother: Directed by Anna Muylaert (Brazil, 2015)

Film - Feature | November 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040

Center for Latin American Studies

The tranquil existence of a live-in housekeeper, who has served a middle class Brazilian family for more than a decade, is turned upside down when her estranged daughter arrives. “The Second Mother” is a fresh, contemporary spin on class in Brazil, wrapped in a deeply moving story of what belonging and family mean. 111 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

“…a culturally specific tale...   More >

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

Reading - Nonfiction | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

Juliana Barbassa

Center for Latin American Studies, Institute of International Studies

In 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, Brazil was booming. But readying this beautiful and deeply flawed city for international scrutiny was a tall order. Journalist and author Juliana Barbassa examines Rio during this moment of flux, introducing the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Ruse of Retirement: Eichmann, Theresienstadt, and the Elderly

Lecture | November 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94602

Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Boston University

Institute of European Studies

Deception played a significant role in the Nazis’ effort to obscure their genocidal intentions toward the Jews. This lecture explores a particularly cynical instance of Nazi deceit: a ruse devised in 1942 by Adolf Eichmann that promised elderly Jews still living in Germany accommodation in a retirement home located near Prague, thereby exempting them from the ”evacuations" to the East. In fact,...   More >

Beatriz Sarlo, Cultural and Literary Critic: Borges and Post-pop Populism

Lecture | November 12 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

Townsend Center for the Humanities

Beatriz Sarlo is a scholar of Latin American literature and culture and one of the most important Argentine literary and cultural critics of the last 40 years. Her Una’s Lecture will examine populism in relation to Borges’ work, to the paintings of the distinguished artist Daniel Santoro, and to its most recent avatar, found in post-pop political populism.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Culture and Politics in Latin America: Another Art of Transition?: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Francine Masiello

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Townsend Center for the Humanities

Writers, artists, and scholars from Latin America and the U.S. gather for a two-day symposium exploring 21st century Latin America with an emphasis on the transitions and crises that have marked the cultural field.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Conversation with the Artist: Alfredo Arreguín

Lecture | November 17 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 (Geballe Room)

Alfredo Arreguín; Laura Elisa Pérez, UC Berkley

Center for Latin American Studies, The Mexican Museum

Mexican-born artist and world-renowned master pattern painter Alfredo Arreguín will speak about his unique style, which captures the landscapes and cultures of both his native Michoacán, Mexico and his U.S. home in the Pacific Northwest. UC Berkeley Professor Laura Pérez will moderate the conversation.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mr. Kaplan: Directed by Álvaro Brechner (Uruguay, 2014)

Film - Feature | November 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040

Center for Latin American Studies

“Mr. Kaplan,” Uruguay’s submission for the 2015 Foreign-Language Oscar, is a comedy about a Jewish retiree living in Uruguay after fleeing Europe because of World War II. When he becomes convinced that a German café owner is a former Nazi, the 76-year-old secretly hatches a plan to kidnap and bring him to justice in Israel. 98 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“a highly amusing...   More >

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Word in the Woods: Written and directed by Jeffrey L. Gould and Carlos Henriquez Consalvi (United States, 2012)

Film - Documentary | November 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 160

Jeffrey L. Gould

Center for Latin American Studies, Department of History of Art

In the early 1970s, hundreds of impoverished people living in remote Morazán, El Salvador, decided to emulate early Christian communities by working the land together, studying the Bible, and building villages based on solidarity. As their numbers grew, the Salvadoran government came to see them as a threat. The base communities organized to resist the repressive tactics of the National Guard in...   More >