Personal Belongings: Mobility in Contemporary Hispanic Cinemas

London, 3.-4. June 2016

3-4 June 2016
King’s College London
Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, Waterloo Campus

This one-and-1/2 day research seminar explores the concepts of mobility and belonging in contemporary Hispanic cinemas, prompted by the changes brought about by digitization.

Please see full schedule of talks below, and here:

The event includes the public screening of 327 Cuadernos/327 Notebooks, on Ricardo Piglia’s diaristic writing, signed by documentary filmmaker and video artist Andrés Di Tella. We are pleased to have Andrés Di Tella introduce the screening and conduct a Q&A with the audience (on June 3rd @ 5pm).

This event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available for the seminar (including the screening) below.

Alternatively, you can book a ticket for the screening *only*:

Schedule of talks

Friday 3rd June 2016

9:45 – 10:00 Welcome and opening remarks

10:00-10:50: Cinephilic retreats and transient connections in Hispanic cinema. Belén Vidal (King’s College London)

10:50-11:40: Surveillant Narration, Enclosure and the Digital Landscape in Recent Video Activism from the 15M Archive. Eva Woods Peiró (Vassar College)

[11:40-12:00: Coffee break]

12:00-12:50: Nations of failed experiments: materiality and primitivism in the films of Isaki Lacuesta and Andrés Di Tella. Josetxo Cerdán [not present] and Miguel Fernández Labayen (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

[12:50-14:30: Lunch break]

14:30-15:20: Aesthetics and politics of belonging: national constructions for/from the transnational audience, the cases of Ciro Guerra and Claudia Llosa. Maria Chiara D’Argenio (University College London/King’s College London)

15:20-16:10: Situating Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015). Dolores Tierney (Sussex University)

[16:10-16:45: Coffee break]

17:00-19:30: Screening: 327 cuadernos (327 Notebooks, Andrés Di Tella, 2015. 82min). Introduced by Andrés Di Tella, followed by Q&A with director.

Saturday 4th June 2016

9:30-10:20: Tracing ‘borderscapes’ through para-topical localisations in three recent documentaries on Central American migration. Jasper Vanhaelemeesch and Philippe Meers [not present] ( ViDi, University of Antwerp)

10:20-11:10: Migration films as Transnational Rail Movies: Sin nombre and La jaula de oro/The Golden Dream. Deborah Shaw (University of Portsmouth)

[11:10-11:30: Coffee break]

11:30-12:45: Guest lecture: The Other, The Same. Intimacy in the Documentary. Guest lecture by Andrés Di Tella

12:45-13:30: Roundtable discussion with Andrés Di Tella, Miguel Fernández Labayen, Antonio Lázaro Reboll, Belén Vidal

All sessions will take place in the Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, on 127 Stamford Street, SE19NQ

This is a seminar organized by the Research Project “Transnational relations in Spanish-American digital cinema: the cases of Spain, Mexico and Argentina” (CSO201452750P) funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain and based in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London. Supported by the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (SPLAS) at King’s College London. With additional support from Casa América (Madrid).

All welcome!

On behalf of the organisers:

Dr. Belén Vidal (King’s College London)
Dr. Josetxo Cerdán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid):,
Dr. Miguel Fernández Labayen (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid):

Dr Belén Vidal
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
Dept. Film Studies
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