Saturday, August 1, 2015

BIOGRAPHY-Biografía

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Estudié periodismo y cine en la Universidad Estatal de San Francisco, California (1990-1994). Recibí una maestría en literatura comparada y un doctorado en español y portugués de la Universidad de California, Irvine (1996-2001). Cuando dictaba clases en la Universidad de San Francisco fundé el colectivo Cine Campesino y realicé dos documentales en Honduras (2002-2004). Fui profesor becado en la Universidad de Stanford, California, donde realicé una investigación sobre el rol del cine en la investigación de crímenes de lesa humanidad y fundé el Stanford Film Lab (2004-2008). Estudié guión, iluminación y dirección en el Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California. He dictado cursos y talleres de cine y soy uno de los editores de Film and Genocide [Cine y Genocidio] (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012). He dado cursos en la Universidad de California, Irvine, en la Universidad de California, San Diego, en la Universidad de San Francisco y en la Universidad de Stanford. En la actualidad, soy profesor visitante de estudios latinoamericanos en la Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California.


Con mi hijo Felix
En Soka soy productor asociado de Community Cinema, una serie de documentales producidos por ITVS, la televisión pública norteamericana. Mensualmente publico artículos para revistas especializadas de cine y soy miembro del comité editorial de la revista Latin American Perspectives y la Revista de Estudios Sobre Genocidio. En Junio del 2012, fui nombrado co-editor de la sección de cine de LAP. Soy director de Shooting Scripts, una organización dedicada a la asesoría en el desarrollo de guiones cinematográficos para películas de ficción y documentales. En Mayo del 2012, fui elegido co-presidente de la sección de Estudios sobre Cine de LASA. Participo como miembro activo de las siguiente organizaciones internacionales: International Documentary Association (IDA), Latin American Studies Association (LASA), International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), Asociación Argentina de Estudios de Cine Audiovisual (ASAECA).  [Curriculum Vitae]

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tcrowdertaraborrelli@soka.edu


Soka University of America
Photo by Silvio Menendez

Saturday, January 10, 2015

SOKA EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Workshop: Soka Education Today – Exploring Value Creation in Documentary Film
February 15th, 2015
Pauling 430
2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Hayashi (SUA Class of 2014) and Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (SUA Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies)


Workshop Summary

The purpose of this workshop is to understand and expand Soka Education in the field of video documentary. Today we use video just as much if not more than we do written text, making it necessarily to expand Soka Education and consider its meaning in relation to video. This workshop aims to address how Makiguchi´s notion of value creation and community studies relates to video, specifically documentary film.

In this workshop we will explore concepts and short video clips in order to better understand how we can understand Soka Education in this generation.

Jennifer Hayashi graduated with SUA’s class of 2014 this past May. While studying at SUA she was a part of SESRP and served as a study leader her junior year. She studied abroad in Ecuador and focused her senior capstone on documentary film and hip-hop, as a means of value creation and community transformation. Immediately after graduating she returned to Ecuador to continue pursuing her path as an independent filmmaker. She recently successfully funded a Kickstarter project and is currently working on the documentary, The Roots Awaken. It is about a modern gathering of ancestral wisdom with leaders from Canada to Patagonia that took place in Ecuador. Her research interests include Soka education, humanistic education, community cinema, transformative arts, and modern indigenous cultures.





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Evolution of a Criminal



Soka University of America presents...

A Community Cinema Event


October 23rd 7-8:30 PM


Pauling 216


FREE & open to the public


Evolution of a Criminal


a film by Darius Clark Monroe



In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.












Saturday, October 11, 2014

Outdoor film festival, Soka University of America


Screening



Frederick Marx discussing scriptwriting with Allana Joy Bourne, Soka University of America


Hoop Dreams (1994)




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Path Appears


Soka University Presents...

A Community Cinema Event


November 6th 7-8:30 PM

Pauling 216

FREE & open to the public


A Path Appears

a film by Maro Chermayeff



A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.