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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
4:30 pm • Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136A
CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOCIETY
Signs of Violence: Messaging, Media and Politics in Mexico’s ‘Drug War’
Paul K. Eiss, Associate Professor of Anthropology and History; Director, Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University
In this talk, Iexplore some of the linkages between violence, political representation, and the new media in contemporary Mexico. I will consider the implications of avariety of new medial forms that have arisen in connection with drug- and drug-war related violence, which I term the “narcomedia.” Debates over the narcomedia, and diverse attempts to control or censor them, quickly move from discussion of the drug traffickers or of the “war” against them to complicated discussions of the far-reaching implications of globalization in contemporary Mexico: of the beleaguered sovereignties of state and people; of rights and the rule of law; and of the tenuous claims of history and nation in the conflict’s wake.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
4:30 pm • McConomy Auditorium, University Center
Hunger of Memory
Hunger of Memory is a documentary done by Prof. Gilbert Gonzalez (university of California Irvine) and Prof. Vivian Price (California State University, Dominguez Hill), it is about the Bracero Program a guest workers program that brought Mexican workers to the US between 1942 and 1964, the film lays the foundation for discussion aboutimmigration connecting past history with current present debates. This award winning film has been aired at PBS and received the 2012 Peter Rollins FilmAward for best documentary, the Cinelatino Audience Choice Award for best documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2010,and the Best Educational Film Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival 2011. After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Vivian Price, one of the producers.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
Other Lectures of Interest:
March 22 - April 15, 2012
Times and Locations available on the website: http://www.cmu.edu/faces/
There is an admission fee for the films.
The 2012 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, Faces of Others is the sixth in a series of international film festivals launched through the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. New award-winning, independent films and documentaries from all around the world as well as an international student short film competition will be presented, accompanied by receptions with food and drink, expert panels, and live performances! Each weekend hosts films that challenge the audience to contemplate the perspectives of others from cultures across the globe, including: Dutch, Polish, Latin American, French, Finnish, Germanic, Norwegian, African, Middle Eastern, Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, Greek, Russian, and Chinese.
For a full description of the films, venues, and ticket information (ticket discounts for seniors and students!), please visit our website, http://www.cmu.edu/faces. For further information regarding the festival, you may contact Festival Director Jolanta Lion, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, (412) 445-6292.