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October 2022

2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: The Social Outburst in Latin America

October 12 at 12:00 pm

Speaker: Ana María Fernández. PhD. Foreign Language. University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Fernández is the co-editor of the special journal Manifesting Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. (CALACS Journal on Latin American Studies, 2022). Dr. Fernández will introduce the volume, which presents nine visions that articulate how social movements are organizing themselves, taking to the streets, and social media platforms, to counterbalance inequity and find representation in Latin America. The nine contributions revise the contexts in which protests, uprisings,…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: NCLAFF Conversations via Zoom

October 14 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bordering Genres docs, fiction, sci-fi and hybrid modes Moderated by: Miguel Rojas-Sotelo Director NCLAFF & Manuel Sánchez Cabrera Assistant Director NCLAFF Registration Link Victoria Bouloubasis is a freelance journalist, food writer and filmmaker. Her work aims to dispel myths about the Global South—its people and places—against the backdrop of complex social, political and personal histories. She often tells stories at the intersection of food, labor and im/migration. She has reported from the U.S. South, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Greece. She is based in…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Cuba at the Edge: Short films by Eduardo del Llano

October 16 at 7:00 pm

Eduardo del Llano Rodriguez is a Cuban writer, university professor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Del Llano graduated with an Art History degree from the University of Havana in 1985. In 1982 he founded the comedy theatre and literary quartet NOS-Y-OTROS that existed until 1997. From 1990 to 1995 he taught History of Latin American art and History of Photography at the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. With the short film Monte Rouge, a satire…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: El perro que no calla (The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet)

October 18 at 7:00 pm

Dir. by Ana Katz. Argentina. 2021. 73 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Acclaimed Argentine auteur Ana Katz’s funny, adventurous, and bittersweet new film follows Sebastián’s peaceful life as it begins to crumble when he loses his job because of his dog’s barking. From that moment on, he begins to wander through life between different temporary jobs over the years. Years in which he will also know friendship, love, and fatherhood, until, unexpectedly, existence on earth is totally altered by…

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NCGS ‘Challenging Conversations’ Series Roundtable – ‘Historikerstreit 2.0’: The German Debate about the Holocaust, Colonialism & Genocide

October 21 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Over the past two decades, scholars, among them many historians, have been debating the relationships among the Holocaust, colonialism, and other genocides. In May 2021, Dirk Moses, then UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History, injected renewed energy into these debates with the publication of his article “The German Catechism” in Geschichte der Gegenwart in May 2021. The media response to this article first inside and later also outside of Germany ranged from polemical rejection to…

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November 2022

NCGS Seminar: Till Knobloch

November 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Till Knobloch (PhD Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill, Dept. of History) will present on The ‘Manufactured Crisis.’ The Outbreak of World War II in Europe.Comment: Chad Bryant (Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Dept. of History)For the URL please contact the NCGS graduate assistants Kevin Hoeper or Madeline James and ask them to be added the NCGS list serve.For more information, please visit the NCGS website or see the attached flier.

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