September – November 2014
Noted authority Alida Perez speaks on Mayan textiles, weaving and styles.
Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.
Alida Perez, a member of the Kakchikel Maya clan from San Antonio Aguas Calientes in Guatemala, is an advocate for the Maya people. Her accomplishments include the creation of Artisanos Unidos, a program that promotes indigenous craft and creates a market for them in the global economy. In addition, she founded the Museo Casa del Tajido Antiquo, in Antigua, Guatemala. The museum’s main focus is on the education of weaving practices, techniques, history and various styles employed by Maya artisans.
Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see Parking
In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth behind their decrepit home.
By Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer & novelist Guillermo del Toro
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, is a multi-award winning film, including the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
At once a political thriller and human drama, this film begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman and Christa-Maria Sieland.
In the 2005 film Al Otro Lado (To the Other side) writer and director Gustavo Loza, weaves a heart-wrenching tale that follows the complexities of migration through the eyes of children who have been left behind. Three countries, three cultures, and three realities serve as the stage to delve into the lives of three kids (a Mexican boy, a Cuban boy, and a Moroccan girl), each of whom must endure the absence of their father who has left them in search for a better life.
Jenseits der Stille, directed by Caroline Link, tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents, though she can hear and is fluent in sign language.
Through the years her parents become more and more dependent on Lara as an interpreter, and
a family conflict finally develops as Lara discovers the world of music, a world where her parents cannot follow.