The History of Cuban Culture Through Documentary Films (Oct 23)

The History of Cuban Culture through Documentary Films
Jackman Humanities Building 10th floor meeting room
Time: Oct 23rd, 2:00 pm End: Oct 23rd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese, Political Theory, Marxist, Latin American, Information, Humanities (UTSC), History, Historical Studies (UTM), English and Drama (UTM), English, Critical Theory, Communications, Communication and Culture (UTM), Cinema, Caribbean, Art, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Maria Caridad Cumana Gonzalez (University of Havana, Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Lationoamericano)

María Caridad Cumaná González (University of Havana, Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano)

Professory Cumaná’s talk will present a unique opportunity to engage participants with a variety of Cuban documentary films on education, politics, and society.

Maria Caridad is a film critic and programmer. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Havana’s Department of Art History and the Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (FNCL), where she teaches courses in Latin American and Cuban film. Her book, Latitudes del Margen: El Cine Latinoamericano Ante el Tercer Milenio, co-authored with Joel del Rio, was awarded a special jury prize from the FNCL and the Elcala de Henares University (Spain). She co-ordinates the popular website http://www.cinelatinoamericano.org

On March 24, 2959, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) became the first cultural institution created by the revolutionary government. Over the past 50 years, the ICAIC has used film as a mass medium of education in the transformation of Cuban politics and culture with special attention to the historical themes themes related to recent heroic struggles. The role of film in Cuba’s national development is the story of how the cultural institution of ICAIC mediated a social revolution and reflected/projected a new “sensorium,” primarily through its production and exhibition of documentaries, feature films and weekly newsreels.

The Cuba Working Group is sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute

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