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Fall 2008 Archive

 

 HIA Open House

brownbagDec 3, noon

 

Brown Bag Series
MICHAEL LAZZARA
(Spanish, UC Davis)

 

"Collaboration and Dictatorship:

A forum to celebrate the publication of Luz Arce: despues del infierno”

Andrews Conference Room

brownbagNov 4, noon
THAD DUNNING (Political Science, Yale University)
"Civic Participation in Chávez's Venezuela"
SSH 5214

 

brownbagNov. 5, noon
EMILIO BEJEL (Spanish, UC Davis)
"Censorship, Utopia and Post-Utopia in Cuban Cinema"
Andrews room, SSH 2203

Nov. 7
El Comité (Ecuador, 2005)

 Documentary film followed by Q & A  with producer Jorge Nuñez Vega.  This documentary narrates the takeover of a prison in Quito, Ecuador.  It puts the takeover in context, introducing the viewer to the inmates and everyday life in the prison.  No one seems to be responsible and there are no clear solutions, but the system is nevertheless destroying human beings.


Nov. 18, 2-5pm

PENELOPE HARVEY (University of Manchester)
LYNN STEPHEN (University of Oregon)
DIEGO ESCOLAR (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina)
MARISOL DE LA CADENA (UC Davis)


“Anthropology in Latin America: Ethnography, Theory, Politics” 
Andrews Conference Room
Co-sponsored by Science and Technology Studies

 

Oct. 30, 3 pm    ****CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS****
DANE JOHNSON (Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University)
"Monstrous Mappings: Comparative Literature and the Latin American Imaginary"
Olson 53A
Co-sponsored by the Spanish Department, Comparative Literature and the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

Oct. 21, 7:30 pm
The Popular Movement in Oaxaca - Book tour of Teaching Rebellion
2016 Haring Hall


brownbagOct. 22, noon
STEPHEN ZUNES (International Relations, University of San Francisco)
Watch the archived VIDEO of the talk!
"How the Grenada Invasion Paved the Way to Iraq:
On the 25th Anniversary"
Andrews Conference room, SS&H 2203 (Please note change of venue)
Co-sponsored by Middle East/South Asia Studies

 

brownbag

Oct. 2, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Brown Bag Series

ROB NEWCOMB (Spanish, UC Davis)

"Roots of Rodó in Sérgio Buarque de Holanda"
SSH 5214

 

Oct 9, 3pm-5:30
OPEN HOUSE / Reception
SSH 5214

 

Oct. 10, 10:00 -12:30am and 1:30 - 3 pm
HIA Summer Fellows Fieldwork Presentations
Schedule
SSH 5214


Oct. 15, noon
JIM GERBER (Economics, San Diego State Univ.)
“Fifty Years of change on the US-Mexico Border”

Co-sponsorsed by the Center for the Evolution
of the Global Economy (CEGE) and Chicana/o Studies

SSH 5214


Oct. 17, 2-4pm
GEORGE YUDICE (University of Miami, Modern Languages and Literatures)

"Salvadoran Cultural Policy: Redefining the 'We'
as Export and Managing Cultural Remittances"
Olson 53A

sponsored by
Latin@american Cultural Studies research cluster, HIA, DHI,
DE in Critical Theory, Spanish, Comparative Literature

 
 
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All films are free and open to the public
                                   

Oct 10
Manda Bala (Brazil, 2007)

An examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories
of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims and a
politician whose income relies on a frog farm.  (www.imdb.com)


 

 


Trailer 

mandabala


 Oct 17
The Devil's Miner (Bolivia, 2005)

The Devil's Miner is an astonishing portrait of two brothers, 14-year-old Basilio and
12-year-old Bernardino, who work deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia.
Raised without a father and living on the slopes of the mine, Basilio and his brother
must work the mines when they are not in school to help support their family and
afford supplies vital to their education.

In the mines, which date back to the 16th century, it is an ancient belief that
the Devil determines the fate of those who enter. Basilio and his brother place their
faith in the mountain Devil's generosity, hoping to earn enough money so they can
continue going to school - their only chance of escaping their destiny in the silver mines.
(www.thefilmconnection.org)

Trailer 

 thedevilsminer

Oct 24
La Sierra (Colombia, 2004)

A documentary on three young people who live in Medellin, Colombia, an area ruled
by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies. (www.imdb.com)

 lasierra
Nov 7
El Comité (Ecuador, 2005)

 

Documentary film followed by Q & A  with producer Jorge Nuñez Vega.

This documentary narrates the takeover of a prison in Quito, Ecuador.  It puts the takeover in context, introducing the viewer to the inmates and everyday life in the prison. No one seems to be responsible and there are no clear solutions, but the system is nevertheless destroying human beings.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 17-21

MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Brought to us with the sponsorship of the Mexican consulate in Sacramento. 

(All films shown with English Subtitles unless otherwise noted)

7 p.m, 1322 Storer

Nov. 17
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)


Nov. 18
Morirse en Domingo (2006)

*Reception Preceding*

Nov. 19
El Viaje de la Nonna(2007)
This film shown in 1342 Storer

Nov. 20
Vámonos con Pancho Villa (1936)

Nov. 21
Dos Abrazos

*No subtitles*







 

 

 

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