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Mexican Revolution Day, Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

November 16, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

 

 

110 Fenton
1021 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
Music & Refreshments
Free & open to the public

Mexican Revolution Day

Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

Sponsored by UO Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by Eugene ArteLatino, Latin American Studies, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), and Latin America Solidarity Committee.

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments

Ovarian Psycos Documentary Screening + Q&A with Ova Core members

May 15, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

What: Ovarian Psycos Documentary Screening + Q&A with Ova Core members
When: May 15th 6pm-8:00pm
Where: Straub 245
*Food Provided at Event

The Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade

The Ovarian Psycos are an all women of color bicycling brigade cycling for the purpose of healing their communities physically, emotionally and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues. They envision a world where women are change agents who create and maintain holistic health in themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations.

Synopsis

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine-year-old daughter Yoli; street artist Andi who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright-eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence. 

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments

Fernando Purcell, “An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

January 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.

“An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

A Presentation by Dr. Fernando Purcell
Associate Professor at the Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

This presentation will discuss the eruption of American cinema in Chile during the first half of the twentieth century–with its larger implications for the role of US films in cultural imperialism in Latin America. Hollywood cinema became an irresistible commodity that all Chileans valued regardless of their social position. Its social and cultural impacts were enormous and turned the United States into a new paradigm of modernity. For Chileans, the consumption of movies, fashions, and manufactured products from the United States provided a way to participate in this “American-style” modernity. But Chileans played a crucial role in these processes, influencing Hollywood’s star system and shaping, with their own preferences and rules of censorship, what was acceptable and desirable in Chile. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments

Documentary Screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

January 23, 2017
1:30 pmto3:00 pm

harvest_documentaryKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public

Documentary screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

This documentary addresses agricultural child labor in America.

This screening of The Harvest is part of CSWS’s day-long Lorwin Lecture Series of events focused on “Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty,” which features Saru Jayaraman as keynote speaker. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.

Other events this day include: › Continue reading

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016 Conference, Events, Farmworker Rights, Film, Labor, Research No Comments

Film showing: The Mexican Dream

October 20, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

mexican-dreamBrowsing Room
Knight Library

CLLAS is sponsoring a showing of the film Mexican Dream during Latino Heritage Month from 4-6 pm on October 20 in the Browsing Room at UO Knight Library.

Mexican Dream, a documentary film by Alex Ruiz Euler and Jon Wetterau, was made in 2014. The story is about a group of indigenous migrants who leave a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. › Continue reading

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Sad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey

Sad-Happiness-DVD-front-coverSad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey

directed by Lynn Stephen; produced by Sonia De La Cruz and Lynn Stephen
Creative Commons
(2015)
39 minutes

Lynn Stephen is co-director of CLLAS and a professor in the UO Department of Anthropology.

This documentary “explores the differential rights that U.S. citizen children and their undocumented parents have through the story of one extended Zapotec family. Shot in Oregon and Oaxaca, Mexico, and narrated by eleven-year old Cinthya, the film follows Cinthya’s trip to her parent’s home community of Teotitlán del Valle with her godmother, anthropologist Lynn Stephen. There she meets her extended family and discovers her indigenous Zapotec and Mexican roots. … At a larger level, Cinthya’s story illuminates the desires and struggles of the millions of families divided between the U.S. and other countries where children are mobile citizens and parents cannot leave. In English, Spanish, and Zapotec with English subtitles. TRT: 39 minutes.

Watch it on Vimeo at these links:  Sad Happiness: English   Sad Happiness: Spanish




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