Screening of Al Más allá / To the Far Side - Obstinate Memory / La memoria obstinada: Documentary Films from MexicoScreening of Al Más allá / To the Far Side - Obstinate Memory / La memoria obstinada: Documentary Films from Mexicohttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/162662KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2011-04-06T19:00:002011-04-06T22:00:00
April 6, 7:00PM–10:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Sponsored by Vicky Funari, the Hurford Humanities Center, the Leaves of Grass Fund, and the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Lourdes Portillo is a documentary filmmaker who combines cultural politics and an imaginative, hybrid aesthetic style with a passion for social justice. Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in California, Lourdes Portillo has been making award-winning films about Latin American, Mexican, and Chicano/a experiences and social justice issues for over thirty years. Since her first film, After the Earthquake/ Despues del Terremoto (1979), she has produced and directed over a dozen works that reveal her signature hybrid style as a visual artist, investigative journalist, and activist. Portillo’s films include the Academy Award and Emmy Award nominated Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1986), La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead (1988), Columbus on Trial (1992), The Devil Never Sleeps (1994), Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena (1999), My McQueen (2004), and her new short film, Al Más Allá (2008). Her most recent feature-length film, Señorita Extraviada (2001), a documentary about the disappearance and death of young women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, received a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Havana International Film Festival, the Nestor Almendros Award at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and an Ariel, the Mexican Academy of Film Award.
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