Latin American Cinema Symposium | 21 Feb at EMMTEC, Lincoln (UK)

Organiser of this research event Sarah Barrow (School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln), with Clara Garavelli (School of Modern Languages, University of Leicester), invite you to a Symposium on Latin American Cinemas:

Head for the EMMTEC Building for the receptionMe, Myself, and Others: A Cinematic Approach to Latin American Encounters (Part 2) will be held at EMMTEC conference centre, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln, Lincoln (UK) on 21st February 2015 between 10am & 7pm.  This day-long research event, sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), the University of Leicester and the University of Lincoln, brings together scholars who have been working on different projects on the theme of Otherness and Encounters in Latin American Cinema, with practitioners working within and outside the film industry. The day, a follow-up to a similar event held in Leicester in October 2014, will include panel presentations, a film viewing and a video-installation.

Registration fee: £15 (full day, includes all refreshments)  | Register now Screening only (4-6pm) is FREE entry and includes introduction and discussion with the director.

The registration deadline is Wednesday 18 February 2015. Symposium details: 10.00am Registration

10:20am Welcome – Sarah Barrow (University of Lincoln)

10:30-11.30am PANEL 1: On Violence and ‘Othering’

  • Marc Ripley (University of Leicester)

‘Textual cannibalism: from Mexican man-eaters to American anthropophagi. The case of Somos lo que hay (Jorge Michel Grau, 2010) and We Are What We Are (Jim Mickle, 2013)’

  • Agustín Rico-Albero (University of Hertfordshire)

‘Violence, Memory and Otherness in Iciar Bollaín’s También la lluvia           (2010)/Even the Rain (2010)’

11:30am Coffee Break/Viewing of Installation*

12.00-1.00pm PANEL 2: Processes of Alienation

  • Yvonne Cornejo (University of Leicester)

‘The alienated bodies of the holographic State in Parés’s Filmatrón’ (Argentina 2007)’

  • María-Paz Peirano (University of Kent)

‘Invisible others and alien warriors: Mapuche indigenous peoples in recent Chilean cinema’

1.00pm Lunch/ Viewing of Installation*

1:45pm-3.15pm – PANEL 3: On Others and Outsiders

  • Deborah Shaw (University of Portsmouth)

‘European co-production funds, Latin American Cinema, and La Teta Asustada/The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa, 2009)’

  • Guillermo Olivera (University of Stirling)

‘Of Other Spaces: Heterotopias in Queer Argentine Cinema’

  • Clara Garavelli (University of Leicester)

‘The Other Within: On Damian Szifron’s Relatos Salvajes/Wild Tales (2014)’

3:15pm Coffee Break/ Viewing of Installation*

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Film screening with welcome by Professor Brian Winston and introduction/Q&A with director Carolina Campo Lupo:

El Hombre Congelado/Frozen Man (Uruguay), 83 mins

6:00pm – 7:00pm  Wine reception

* Installation/Project Presentation: Michael Pigott (University of Warwick)

Porous City: Buenos Aires on Screen is a practice-led investigation into the critical relationship between filmmaking and the city. Drawing upon Patrick Keiller’s notion of ‘filmmaking as spatial critique’ the project seeks traces of the film-image in the real locations of Buenos Aires, and uses the camera as a tool for the investigation of urban space.

Michael’s two initial test films: Riachuelo Crossing (2014) and Villa 21 (2014) will be on display throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you at Lincoln this month.  Please direct any queries about this event via email to Sarah Barrow: