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“The Border as a Way of Seeing,” by Alex Rivera

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PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK to view the 2020 CLLAS Distinguished Lecture with Alex Rivera. Rivera is a filmmaker who’s been telling ground-breaking Latinx stories for more than twenty years. His first feature film, a cyberpunk thriller set in Tijuana, Mexico, Sleep Dealer, won multiple awards at Sundance and was screened around the world.  Rivera’s second feature film, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, The Infiltrators, won both the Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  Rivera’s work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Open Society Institute, and many others.

Beni in Processing, an image from Alex Rivera’s latest film The Infiltrators (2019)

For borders to be enforced as sites of social and material control, there must always be an accompanying system of visual production.  Today, that system includes drones, infrared cameras, biometrics, and more.  For over twenty-five years Alex Rivera has been using the language of moving images to contest those systems with visions of a different kind of border. 

CLLAS invites you to view Rivera’s latest film, The Infiltrators (2019), before attending the CLLAS Distinguished Lecture. Find the streaming information at https://theinfiltrators.vhx.tv/checkout/university-of-oregon-presents-the-infiltrators/purchase. The code for free access is: CLLASFILM. It can be entered by checking the promo code box below the credit card inputs. Please note that you will have 72 hours to watch the film after opening the link.

The Infiltrators (2019) is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical Dreamers who are on a mission to stop deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri try to pull off their heist – a kind of ‘prison break’ in reverse – things don’t go according to plan.

These events are part of the CLLAS two-year theme (2019-2021), “The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance,” and are cosponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the new Latinx Studies minor.

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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 Events No Comments

Award winning documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo coming to UO Jan 13-14

January 13, 2020
6:00 pm
January 14, 2020
6:00 pm

Emmy and Goya-award winning documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo is coming to campus for two special screenings of her critically acclaimed films. Carracedo will present the films and hold a Q and A.

Made in LA

Screening: 156 Straub Hall Jan 13 @ 6pm

Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

The Silence of Others

Screening: 156 Straub Jan 14 @ 6 pm

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy.

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Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Film, Human Rights 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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