Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico: Book Launch Recap

By: Melisa Redondo, CLACS MA Candidate On September 24, CLACS hosted a Zoom event for the launch of Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico. The book co-edited by Julio Ramos and Dylon Robbins, features essays by various authors on the recently re-discovered work of Cuban filmmaker Guillén Landrián.  Before the event, participants were encouraged toContinue reading “Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico: Book Launch Recap”

Recap – Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film (2/3)

On February 3rd, CLACS began its Spring programing with the event Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film. The event co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, featured screenings of Gavin Ramoutar’s short film, Antiman, as well as Mason Richards’ short film The Seawall. In Ramoutar’sContinue reading “Recap – Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film (2/3)”

Quechua/Kichwa Film Showcase on the Road

From June 17th to the 19th the Quechua/Kichwa film showcase May Sumak! (How Beautiful!) is going on the road  to Washington, D.C. The showcase is a celebration of indigenous and community filmmaking in the Quechua languages spoken throughout the Andes and by immigrants in the United States. Created in 2015 by the CLACS student-led Runasimi Outreach CommitteeContinue reading “Quechua/Kichwa Film Showcase on the Road”

Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort

Yesterday the CLACS 2014-2015 cohort presented their final projects of the Masters’ program. With the guidance and support of the Faculty, the students presented on a vast array of disciplines, from anthropology and journalism to literature and museology, providing an innovative look at topics related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies with impressive depth. Their research covered topicsContinue reading “Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort”

La Jaula de Oro Closes Indocumentales Season

On Thursday, December 17 at 6:30pm, CLACS will be hosting the last screening of the Fall 2015 Indocumentales Series. This semester’s series will close with a “broche de oro,” as we will be presenting La Jaula de Oro. This film by director Diego Quemada-Diez has won an impressive array of awards, accolades, and distinctions. Click hereContinue reading “La Jaula de Oro Closes Indocumentales Season”

CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García

Federico García is among the most prolific filmmakers of Peruvian cinematic history.  Several of Garcia’s films were shown as part of the Mundos Andinos series – a collaboration between CLACS at NYU and ILAS at Columbia University.  The filmmaker also attended the film screenings and participated in multiple panels to discuss the films within Peru’sContinue reading “CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García”

Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival

The documentary film Hit– co-written and co-directed by CLACS alum Adriana Loeff – takes a musical journey through the past five decades of Uruguayan culture and politics. Hit is showing in the Uruguayan Film Festival at NYU on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00pm. All films are free and open to the public. Currently a producerContinue reading “Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival”

Focus on Faculty: Sarah Sarzynski

Sarah Sarzynski is a CLACS Associated Professor Faculty Fellow, and began teaching at CLACS in fall 2010. She brings an eclectic and rigorous teaching style to the CLACS M.A. program, and is responsible for the Introduction to Latin American Studies core class, which explores the colonial history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Sarzynski’s academicContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Sarah Sarzynski”

CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim

Peter Lucas has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship which will support The Last Hour of Summer, a feature-length documentary film about Ipanema in the early 1960s, just before the Brazilian military coup. The film focuses on a cache of found photographs in order to explore the various aestethic, cultural, political, and socialContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim”

CLACS to Help Organize Film Series on Immigration

CLACS is excited to participate as a co-organizer for a film series titled “Indocumentales / Undocumentaries: The US-Mexico Interdependent Film Series.” In collaboration with Cinema Tropical and what moves you?, CLACS will the series aims to broaden the scope of the discussion around immigration, opening up dialogue on related themes, providing additional teaching resources toContinue reading “CLACS to Help Organize Film Series on Immigration”