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From Japan to Spain and Latin America. Alternative Cinematic Experiences

Participants in this session explore the transnational dimension of Japanese cinema in relation to Latin America, Africa and Europe. Challenging deeply entrenched ideas about the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they highlight the exposure of its filmmakers to international flows of… Continue Reading →

Culture Bites: Beginning of a Critique of the Catastrophe of Spanish among the Modern Languages in Brexit Britain, a talk by Fernando G. Herrero

Culture is probably the most used and abused term in the humanities and/or liberal arts in the last two-to-three decades. Bites: to take hold, sometimes with the teeth & to come to grips, to take effect sometimes with unpleasant consequences…. Continue Reading →

Professor Luciana Martins’ Inaugural Lecture: “Drawing together: the visual archive of travel in Latin America”

How can we explore the visual archive of travel to recover traces of cross-cultural exchanges and encounters in Latin America? What place does the act of visual documentation have in the culture of scientific observation and collection in the field?… Continue Reading →

Other possible stories. Rethinking the collections of the Museo de Arte de Lima, a talk by Professor Natalia Majluf

This presentation attempts to account for the work carried out by a group of curators and experts at the Museo de Arte de Lima over the past two decades. It explores the challenges of incorporating historical and contemporary objects within… Continue Reading →


In this workshop we will discuss the social, political, cultural, as well as the capital-logics of contemporary narco-capitalism and its mobile territories (from the land in which drugs are cultivated, to the virtual world of laundering and finance in which… Continue Reading →

CILAVS Seminar Series talk: Death, Afterlife and the Question of Autobiography (Biutiful, 2010), by Prof. Cristina Moreiras, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The book The Inoperative Community by Jean-Luc Nancy opens with this statement, which registers the exhaustion of thinking through History as one of the tragedies of our times.  I will approach this exhaustion in regard to a Spanish film that… Continue Reading →

Screening of A Fabrica de Nada (Dtor. Pedro Pinho, 2017)

One night, a group of workers realises that their administration has organised the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff. Most of them refuse to cooperate during the… Continue Reading →

The Short Films of Helena Solberg

Brazilian director Helena Solberg’s earlier films are contemporaneous with Brazilian Cinema Novo but her work remains uncharted to most audiences. Following her recent retrospective in São Paulo, the aim of this event is to bring into view Solberg’s earlier films, such as, The… Continue Reading →

Screening of The Trial by Maria Augusta Ramos + Q&A with film director

Wednesday, 5 December 1:30PM – 5:00 PM Birkbeck Cinema School of Arts 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD A one-off screening of the Brazilian political doc The Trial at Birkbeck College, supported by DMovies, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving… Continue Reading →

Yoshua Okón: Future Shock | The Talk

Thursday, November 1, 2018 6PM Main Building, MAL B35 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX This talk features artist Yoshua Okón reflecting on his film installations. It is conceived as an open discussion that will provide an opportunity… Continue Reading →

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