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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 →


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 →

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 →

Parable of the Return, Juan Soto

Colombian-born, London-based filmmaker and editor Juan Soto, whose works poetically explore intersections of memory and history, will present two recent works: Parable of the Return (2016) and Too Late For The Cinema (2014). Following the screening Juan will be in conversation with Professor Catherine… Continue Reading →


12-13 September, 2018 Room 243 Senate House University of London, Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HU   The ongoing conflict of Catalonia’s movement for independence from Spain has in the last few years captured the imagination of populations in the… Continue Reading →


FRIDAY 6TH JULY 2018, 2:30PM- 6:15PM   Room B04, Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD                              Free entry, but booking here is necessary.                                                             This international workshop aims to contribute to the… Continue Reading →

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