Art and Culture

A Living Cinema: Notes on Eduardo Coutinho (1933-2014)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 14:00

The sudden passing of Eduardo Coutinho, arguably Brazil’s finest documentarian, has left many of us feeling out of sorts. This is in part due to the circumstances of his death. It is an unwelcome turn of fate that a filmmaker known for his understated dramaturgy and rare gift for empathetic conversation should go in a manner so tragically Greek. Even if his death had been less dramatic, though, it would still feel untimely.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Challenges the Borders of the Imagination

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 13:45

On February 11, University of Pittsburgh students and faculty had the unique pleasure of meeting the award-winning, Peruvian-American filmmaker Alex Rivera. He attended a public and several private classroom screenings of his feature film, Sleep Dealer (2008). Rivera’s presence provoked many thoughtful questions and conversations. He discussed topics ranging from the original inspiration of his film to the future of civil society protest.

El velorio en que andamos: notas sobre Juan Gelman

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 14:45

El 14 de enero murió en México Juan Gelman, país en el que vivía hacía más de dos décadas. Para algunos, quizás, el nombre no indique mucho. Para otros quizás represente diferentes aspectos del mundo. Lo cierto es que el 14 de enero la poesía en lengua hispana perdió a uno de sus más grandes referentes.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Visits University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 15:00

Peruvian-American award winning filmmaker Alex Rivera is known for his work portraying themes and issues that concern the Latino subject. His art focuses on topics such as migration, globalization, economics, politics and technology. Although much of his work uses Mexican subjects to illustrate these issues, his films highlight broader global social, economic, and political problems.

Un poema que cuenta una historia del imperialismo estadounidense

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 14:45

A través de la historia, hay varias obras de literatura que nos puede guiar y ayudar a entender de forma muy exhaustiva una cierta época de la historia única de nuestro mundo.  A veces y en varios contextos puede ser que la pluma y el tintero, cuando acompañados por una mente vigente y una superficie sobre la cual el dueño de esa mente lista y perceptiva puede escribir, sean las herramientas más útiles para pintar un momento histórico.

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