Division of Humanities
CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture
Organized by the UCLA Department of English
Title: Africa & Capitalism Colloquium
Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group”
Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ”
Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption”
Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”
Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.
Screening followed by Q&A with Brazilian director, writer, actor Selton Mello
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater
Doors open at 7:00 pm
About the film:
Based on a novel "A Distant Father" by Antonio Skármeta. Young Tony decides to return to his hometown. There, he discovers his father has returned to France claiming to miss his friends and country of origin. Tony ends up becoming a teacher, and finds himself amid conflicts and inexperience.
Reception 6:30 PM. Screening 7:30 PM, followed by Q&A with the producer Pedro González.
Delicate Balance (Frágil Equilibrio) (Spain, 2016)
Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres
A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Nenita Domingo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Kie Zuraw, Department of Linguistics. UCLA
Truman (Argentina, Spain, 2015)
Directed by Tatiana Huezo
A poignant doc by celebrated filmmaker Tatiana Huezo. Tempest narrates the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity, and resistance.
105 min | Spanish with English Subtitles
First come, first served. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.