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Aproximaciones a los circuitos comunicantes en la cultura caribe colombiana

October 20, 2016

La antroposociología nos señala que ciertas condiciones materiales y espirituales inducen la aparición de determinado tipo de producción estética. La correspondencia entre lo material y lo espiritual, expresado en el mundo del arte, no es ya, pues, una sorpresa para nadie. Si echamos una mirada, aunque leve, a Antonio Cándido, a Ángel Rama o a René Wellek y a Austin Warren en su Teoría Literaria, para señalar sólo a tres, podemos corroborarlo.

A Living Cinema: Notes on Eduardo Coutinho (1933-2014)

October 20, 2016

The sudden passing of Eduardo Coutinho, arguably Brazil’s finest documentarian, has left many of us feeling out of sorts. This is in part due to the circumstances of his death. It is an unwelcome turn of fate that a filmmaker known for his understated dramaturgy and rare gift for empathetic conversation should go in a manner so tragically Greek. Even if his death had been less dramatic, though, it would still feel untimely.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Challenges the Borders of the Imagination

October 20, 2016

On February 11, University of Pittsburgh students and faculty had the unique pleasure of meeting the award-winning, Peruvian-American filmmaker Alex Rivera. He attended a public and several private classroom screenings of his feature film, Sleep Dealer (2008). Rivera’s presence provoked many thoughtful questions and conversations. He discussed topics ranging from the original inspiration of his film to the future of civil society protest.

Ecuadorian Team Mushuc Runa Brings Indigenous Soccer to the National Stage

October 20, 2016

The Mushuc Runa Soccer Club has made history not only for the indigenous community that it represents but also for the country of Ecuador as a whole.This indigenous team has ascended to the A division, the highest level of Ecuadorian professional soccer.

El velorio en que andamos: notas sobre Juan Gelman

October 20, 2016

El 14 de enero murió en México Juan Gelman, país en el que vivía hacía más de dos décadas. Para algunos, quizás, el nombre no indique mucho. Para otros quizás represente diferentes aspectos del mundo. Lo cierto es que el 14 de enero la poesía en lengua hispana perdió a uno de sus más grandes referentes.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Visits University of Pittsburgh

October 20, 2016

Peruvian-American award winning filmmaker Alex Rivera is known for his work portraying themes and issues that concern the Latino subject. His art focuses on topics such as migration, globalization, economics, politics and technology. Although much of his work uses Mexican subjects to illustrate these issues, his films highlight broader global social, economic, and political problems.

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