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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cine Latino: Zama

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 160 (Location to be confirmed. Please check clas.berkeley.edu for details)


Center for Latin American Studies


Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place. As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mexico 1968

Lecture | October 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Susana Draper, Princeton University; Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Mexico: Radical Politics and/or Rule of Law


Susana Draper, Princeton University, “Emancipation of Memory: Experiments on Freedom and Democracy”
Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University, "From Ayotzinapa to Tlatelolco: A Memorial of Grievances against the State?"



México 1968

Seminar | October 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


The Program in Critical Theory


1968 in Mexico has always raised clashing images: of fierce state repression, of horizontal and inclusive forms of political mobilization. To think about 1968 we are offered October 2nd, the day of the student massacre, or the transforming months before and after. To emphasize the latter,...   More >

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Fantastic Woman

Lecture | October 10 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall


Center for Latin American Studies


Marina, a young transgender actress and singer in Chile, and Orlando, an older man who owns a printing company, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight to show them who she is: a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Race in Brazil: A Historical Overview

Lecture | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Brazil was the site of the largest slave-based economy in the Americas and the last country in the hemisphere to abolish the institution. For most of the twentieth century, Brazil was described as a “racial democracy” – a place where clear racial categories and race-based discrimination do not exist. This presentation discusses the history of slavery, emancipation, and post-emancipation in Brazil...   More >