latin america in pictures and for pictures
Seminar by the REIA-LESC supported by the Institute of the Americas.
Patrick Deshayes, professor at the University of Lumière Lyon 2. REIA-LESC – Institute of the Americas
Helios Figuerola Pujol, REIA-LESC
This seminar offers reflection on Latin America through the presentation and analysis of documentary films.
Serge Gruzinski has shown how images have been used by the colonial world to propagate western culture and to try to turn the conquered worlds of the Americas into a uniform entity. Contemporary documentary cinema shows us a Latin America through reconstructing and re-appropriating images and identities. Based on the film screenings and by inviting the writer(s) and/or director(s), we continue this reflection.
In this approach we will, of course, examine the making of the film, but also the reconstruction of the Latin America of today through its images: those it has undergone, those it conveys and also those it is re-appropriating in order to reconstruct itself.
Fridays from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
in the screening room
- 19 October 2012
Pierre Bessard, presents his film “La prophétie de Piatsaw (Piatsaw’s prophecy)” (2005, 54’, STF).
“La prophétie de Piatsaw” shares with us the gripping story of Gloria, a Zapara Indian who sets off in search of her roots. She travels through several indigenous communities in Peru in order to strengthen the culture and identity of her people. By doing this she will try to escape a terrible prophecy…
- 07 December 2012
- 11 January 2013
- 08 February 2013
- 22 March 2013
- 12 April 2013
- 10 May 2013
- 14 June 2013