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Fall 2012


Fall 2012

September 30

7 pm, International  House, Davis


Mark your calendar for Sunday September 30, 7pm, when Carribean-born artist Lennox Fleary will give a concert at I-house (donations accepted). To learn more about him and his guitar music, check out http://lennoxfleary.com/music. Tell your friends!

 

7 pm, Wellman 6

 

October 11

"Soñar No Cuesta Nada/Ton of Luck" (Colombia, 2006)

Soñar No Cuesta Nada

 A handful of soldiers are faced with the ultimate temptation, which impacts their ethical standards in different ways in this comedy-drama from Colombia. Four GI's in the Colombian Army who are part of a counter-guerrilla unit dedicated to ferreting out revolutionaries who've set up camp in the nation's jungles. While cleaning up after they're ambushed by guerrillas, one of the soldiers makes a surprising discovery -- several tubs buried in the jungle which hold $40 million in cash, hidden by drug kingpins in cahoots with the guerrillas.  While Porras predictably maintains they should leave the money alone and tell their commander Lizarazo (Marlon Moreno) about it, the others want to take the fortune for themselves. Soñar No Cuesta Nada (aka A Ton Of Luck) was based on a true story and became a major box-office attraction at home when it opened as its real-life counterparts were on trial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-5nKonynsk

 

October 12

Interested in Latin America? Club HIA Pizza Meeting 

3pm, SSH 1271

Guest speaker Carolina Tavárez founder and president of Ann Prepare Lavni: Haiti 2012. Carolina is working on behalf of the Ann Prepare Lavini (APL) non-profit, registered student organization, which seeks to improve the quality of education in Haiti. She has done extensive work in Haiti helping build a library for the children of the working city Anse- a-Pitres, where there are no vocational schools and where the population is 65% illiterate. Carolina will retell her experiences while in Haiti and give us information in organizing your own non-profit registered student organization. For more information on Carolina's humanitarian work in Haiti, visit https://www.facebook.com/AnnPrepareLavni

First Meeting Club HIA FALL 2012

 

October 13

Chile - California  Conference 2012

Chile-California Conference, C-cubed, or simply, C3, is the first meeting of what we hope will become a long-term tradition aimed at contributing to the mutual development of both regions.  To register and for more information, please visit http://calcubo.org

October 18

"La Clase/The Class/Lesson" (Venezuela, 2007)

7 pm, Wellman 6

La Clase

La Clase (English: The [Social] Class) is a 2007 Venezuelan film that was produced by Venezuela's state-owned Villa del Cine and directed by José Antonio Varela. It is based on the novel of the same name by Farruco Sesto. La Clase is a romantic drama which contrasts the way of life between the upper and working classes, and one of the most well known projects produced by Villa del Cine. As its title indicates, the film relies on a presentation of class differences. It won awards at the Film Festivals of Mérida 2008 and Málaga 2009, and an honorific mention at the Iberian American Film and Video Festival Cinesul 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvcsX3Ekcg

click here for movie poster

November 1

"Un Cuento Chino/A Chinese Tale" (Argentina, 2011)

7 pm, Wellman 6

 Un Cuento Chino

This comedy is the story of the encounter between Roberto and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of the only living relative who is his uncle. Coexistence between Robert and Junewill show that two very different men, poles apart from the world and from different cultures can be practically soulmates united by a common destiny and in this coexistence both know the true way of solving their lives.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZuLZ1ROzM

Click here

for movie poster

 

 

November 3

The 2012 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture: "Wisdom and Power: Old Age in Ancient Mesoamerican Art"

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Koret Auditorium de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA

san fran lecture

Wisdom and Power: Old Age in Ancient Mesoamerican Art Presented by Simon Martin, Associate Curator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. FREE admission (reservations are not accepted and seating is first come, first served). For more information: http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/2012-elizabeth-and-lewis-k-land-memorial-lecture-wisdom-and-power-old-age-ancient-m

 

 

Friday, November 9 "RE-SCREENING"

Due to technical difficulties, we were not able to screen "Un Cuento Chino" on November 1.  We have resolved the problem.  Please join us this Friday for a great film.

"Un Cuento Chino/A Chinese Tale" (Argentina, 2011)

7 pm, Wellman 6

 Un Cuento Chino

This comedy is the story of the encounter between Roberto and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of the only living relative who is his uncle. Coexistence between Robert and Junewill show that two very different men, poles apart from the world and from different cultures can be practically soulmates united by a common destiny and in this coexistence both know the true way of solving their lives.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZuLZ1ROzM

Click Here for poster

 

 

November 13, Wellman 126

Peruvian Punk as a Global Mode of Under-Production

Shane Greene

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Indiana University


 Click here for poster.


 

November 13

"The U.S.-Chile Relationship and the Special Role of California"

by Alejandro D. Wolff, US Ambassador to Chile

 Wolff

4:30 pm, UC Davis School of Law,

King Hall Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Room 1001)

 Sponsored by HIA, the UC Davis-Chile Partnership Program, the UC Davis School of Law, UOIP, and UC Davis Extension.

Click here for event flyer

 

November 15

“La herencia de un archivo”

Teo Allaín Chambi

Curator-Photographer, Martin Chambi Photographic Archive, Cusco, Peru 

 

Mr. Chambi will present on the life and work of his photographer-artist grandfather, Martin Chambi

Noon, SSH 1271

The talk will be in Spanish.

 

 

November 15

"Tropa de Elite II/The Enemy Within" (Brazil, 2010)

7 pm, Wellman 6

 Trope De Elite 2

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZw70BIMzBQ

click here for event poster

 

November 16

Tinker Fellow presentations on Fieldwork in Latin America

9 - 3:30 pm, SSH Building, room 1271 (HIA conference room)

 

This symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the current research done by UC Davis graduate students who spent last summer in Latin America. Field research grants were provided by HIA with the generous support of the Tinker Foundation.

Click here for full program.


 

November 19

Noon, SSH 1271

"Food Sovereignty in Mexico: an anthropological view"

by Guadalupe Rodríguez Gómez (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Guadalajara, Mexico)

 

November 29 

Noon, SSH 273    [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE]

"The Cry of the Renegade: Poetry, politics and anarchism in Chile, 1920"

Raymond Craib (History, Cornell University)

 

Professor Craib teaches in the Department of History at Cornell University. He is the author of Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke UP, 2004). He is currently finishing a book on the killing of the Chilean poet Jose Domingo Gomez Rojas in 1920; a number of his translations of Gomez Rojas's poems recently appeared in New Letters: A Magazine of Writing & Art.

Click here for poster.

 

December 1

7 pm, Davis Senior Center
646 “A” Street, Davis, CA

13a Serenata Colombiana - "La Fiesta"

A celebration of Colombian music and culture with special invited group, MAKONDO. benefit proceeds collected by UEPAGE Foundation for the Funbichocó Microcredit Bank for Forcibly Displaced Women of Chocó. There will be Colombian tamales, arepas (corn cakes) with sausages, and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

Tickets: $15 (in advance) or $20 (at the door). Children under 12 free.

Advance Tickets Available: Avid Reader (617 2nd Street, Davis) and Watermelon Music (207 E Street, Davis)

COLOMBIA

 






















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