Monday, October 21, 2013

SYMPOSIUM ON LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA STUDIES TODAY- THEORY AND PRACTICE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY CONFERENCE CENTER
280 Charles E. Young Drive North

This event will be followed by a 5:30 p.m. film screening of DOG FLESH (Fernando Guzzoni, Chile, 2013) in ROYCE HALL 314 F, 340 Royce Drive.


We invite your participation in a symposium at UCLA designed to discuss and debate a diversity of approaches to the topic of Latin American cinema studies today. Latin American cinema studies have grown enormously in volume and quality the last few years. The field has produced conferences, essays and books, and specialized study groups dedicated to research in Latin American cinematographic representations. From comparative to national cinematography studies, from the studies of cinematographic to the gendered genres, from formal studies to historical ones, from theoretical studies to explorations of film distribution markets, among other areas of concentration, Latin American cinema is now debated widely around the world. 

DOG FLESH (courtesy of FIGA films)
Participants:

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson (Soka University of America, Latin American Perspectives)
Dr. Javier Campo (CONICET, UNICEN, Argentina)
Dr. Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (Soka University of America, Latin American Perspectives)
Daniel Cooper (UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
Dr. Randal Johnson, interim Vice Provost for International Studies at UCLA and distinguished film scholar
Alex Garcia, FiGa films
Dr. Laura Isabel Serna, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies, USC.

*This event is co-sponsored by Latin American Perspectives (SAGE publications) and the Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone at UCLA.

With Alex Garcia, FiGa Films

Los Graduados

Soka University Community Cinema had a successful turn out for our screening of 
The Graduates/Los Graduados


Valley High School Students and Faculty from Santa Ana, CA
Professor James Spady facilitating discussion after the film 

Fulfilling Community Needs

This was intended for the younger audience, the low income Latinos in Orange County. We had 50 high school students from Santa Ana come out and participate. We also had 2 guest panelists with CSU degrees who grew up in a low-income, latina family whose parents were illegal immigrants from Mexico so this dynamic helped with the discussion after the screening. We had about 20 Univeristy students, and about 10 more faculty and/or community members in attendence.


The Power of Why

Our approach was to have the guest panelists facilitate a discussion among the students and community members that would bring awareness about Latinos and Latino culture in America... we wanted people to see how they struggle so that they could better understand how poverty and immigration issues effect their standards on education and the family, ect.


Impact & Action

The high school students really voiced their opinions about staying in school and the importance of education. They heard a first hand account of the struggle of one of the panelists to obtain her drivers license and college degree because she had citizenship issues. The film was very relatable for a lot of these kids and I think it motivated them to stick together as a community of students at their school because they expressed how they knew that their school gets a bad repuatation around their community due to it beinf predominately Lations and less priveldged students.


The conversation

This event had a lot of audience participation, it was a great success. Once the high school students were probed a bit more about the film and their thoughts on education and "being Latino," they weren't shy to talk about their experiences. One young man told everyone how their school is like a family, and he shared how he dropped out of high school in 10th grade because he felt the need to work, but he was urged by his classmates to return to school. He touched a lot of people with his honesty and showed just how successful a student can be no matter what struggles they face or what demographic they fit, as long as they have "teachers who care and wan to see us graduate, then we want to be at school and go to college" one boy also said.


Presentacion de Javier Campo en Soka University of America


Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013


II FORO DE ANÁLISIS Y CRÍTICA CINEMATOGRÁFICA DEL FIC UABC 2013

PROGRAMA, Mexicali

Lunes 21 de octubre

6:30 pm – Inauguración

7:00 pm – Mesa 1 - Los retratos sociales en el cine.Modera Alma Delia Zamorano

1. El documental mexicano contemporáneo y su estudio desde la Teoría de las Representaciones Sociales.Autores:Mónica del Sagrario Medina Cuevas, Alejandro Jiménez Arrazquito, Andrea Carolina Castañeda Cruz.

2. Terremoto en México: Tabú en la cinematografía nacional. Autor: Alma Delia Zamorano Rojas

8:00 pm – Conferencia magistral. "Crítica y crimen: Redefiniendo un oficio en el siglo XXI".

Conferencista Alfredo González Reynoso

Alfredo González Reynoso. Ensayista y crítico de cine, colaborador de revistas como Replicante, Espiral y Binomio 1+4. Obtuvo el Premio Estatal de Literatura 2012, en la categoría de Periodismo Cultural, por su libro pronto a publicarse Choques, rupturas, espectros: Avatares de la frontera en el arte tijuanense. Como académico ha presentado ponencias en el Distrito Federal, Morelia y Toluca entre otras instituciones, y ha impartido cursos de Antropología Sociocultural, Literatura, Apreciación Cinematográfica y Crítica de Cine. Actualmente cursa la maestría en Estudios Culturales en el Colegio de la Frontera Norte y el próximo año publica su libro La escena del crimen: Escritos sobre cine.



MUSEO UABC

Martes 22 Octubre


10:00 am – Mesa 2a - Signos y símbolos, fondo y forma, música y sonidos, técnicas y contenidos en la narrativa cinematográfica.
Modera Alejandro Peimpert

1. Metáfora del Mecanismo Roto: Hugo Cabret desde la retórica cinematográfica y el lenguaje audiovisual. Autor: Dra. Estela S. Solís Gutiérrez

2. Una mirada postmoderna al mundo infantil: Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Autor: Javier Tapia Sierra.

3. 2001: Kubrick, Photogénie y la Edición Armónica. Autor: Julián Bastidas Treviño.

4. Viajes y vacíos: desplazamientos por el paisaje intersticial de Wim Wenders. Autor: Alejandro J. Peimbert.
12:00 am – Mesa 2a - Signos y símbolos, fondo y forma, música y sonidos, técnicas y contenidos en la narrativa cinematográfica.
Modera Mario Bogarín 

1. Superhéroes y su adaptación cinematográfica. Autor: Rosa Herlinda Beltrán Pedrín



2. Aura en transición: Consideraciones sobre la imagen en movimiento desde la perspectiva de una estética “transicional”. Autor: Mtro. Alejandro Espinoza Galindo

3. La estética exotista en el cine: aproximaciones al mensaje etnocentrista radicado en las propuestas multiculturales del cine occidental. Autor: Mtro. Mario Bogarín

2:00 pm – COMIDA LIBRE

5:00 pm – Mesa 3 - Perspectivas de género en la cinematografía en la narrativa cinematográfica.
Modera Yolanda Mercader

1. La influencia de lo (nor)fronterizo en las lógicas de dominación femeninas. Autor: Juan Alberto Apodaca

2. Mujeres, frontera, y narcotráfico en el cine mexicano. Autor: Yolanda Mercader

6:00 pm – Mesa 4 - La No-Ficción y sus distintas expresiones.
Modera Paulina Sánchez

1. El cine etnográfico argentino: orígenes, practicas y estrategias de representación en la obra de Jorge Prelorán Autor:Javier Campo

2. ¿Hacia un nuevo sujeto nacional? Etnografías de comunidades marginales en el cine argentino contemporáneo. Autor: Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli

3. Retratar a Los Panero- El desencanto (1976, Chávarri) y Después de tantos años (1994, Franco). Autor: Paulina Sánchez 


8:00 pm – Clausura y Proyección al aire libre del Documental la Cigüeña Metálica del director Joan López Lloret, comentaristas Mtro. Marcos Ramírez y Mtra. Laura Figueroa.



Con Javier Campo en Mexicali