Monthly Archives: October 2008

MONDAY, OCT. 20: Phillip Rodriguez, Documentary Director, Producer and Carnegie Distinguished Lecturer

“LATINOS ‘08: How political candidates & advocacy groups try to buy Latino loyalty”
A Conversation with Phillip Rodriguez

moderated by Gerald Torres, UT Bryant Smith Chair in Law
12 Noon, Dorothy L. Gebauer Building (GEB) 3.312
Reception & Documentary Film Screening: “Latinos 08”
5 p.m., Austin City Limits Studio 6F, CMB Building
Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism, with a grant made possible by the Carnegie Corporation
Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the College of Communication Latino Media Studies Program

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Film Series at MACC: SE BUSCA: LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA

SE BUSCA: LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA
Ten films about the revolution in Mexico

The series SE BUSCA: LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA, presented by the MACC and Cine Las Americas portrays an event that forever transformed the landscape of Mexican politics and its social and cultural life. In many ways, Mexico is still coming to terms with a revolution that shook the political foundations of the country from 1910-1920, and continued as a civil war through 1929. This series of films and documentaries serve as a cinematic legacy of the characters and events of an unconcluded revolution. The film series runs until October 22. For more information about the films, visit http://www.cinelasamericas.org

All screenings at the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC )
600 River Street, Austin, Texas 78701
All films in Spanish with English subtitles are Free.

Indoor Screenings (all films start at 8:00 PM). Proyecciones al aire libre (todas las películas se exhiben a las 20.00 hrs)
Tuesday, October 7/Martes 7 de octubre 1910, LA REVOLUCION ESPIRITA 1910 THE SPIRITIST REVOLUTION

Directed by/Dirigida por Alejandro Fernández Solsona 2006, Mexico, 72 min, Documentary
What were the reasons that brought Francisco I. Madero to defend the political rights of the Mexican people? What was his motivation to believe in democracy and the value of elections? To believe in a free society committed to its own destiny? Where did his belief in the law and his will to transform Mexico come from? This film presents a little known chapter of the Mexican Revolution: the involvement of Francisco I. Madero in the spiritist movement, the first revolutionary president of Mexico, who committed himself to create a consciousness in Mexican society through his own spiritual convictions. A revelation of the unknown events that put Mexico on the road to democracy.

Outdoor Screenings (all films start at 8:00 PM). Proyecciones al aire libre (todas las películas se exhiben a las 20.00 hrs)
Wednesday, October 8/Miércoles 8 de octubre EL PRISIONERO 13 PRISONER 13
Directed by/Dirigida por Fernando de Fuentes 1933,Mexico, 76 min, Drama de la Revolución Starring/Reparto: Alfredo del Diestro, Luis G. Barreiro, Adela Sequeyro, Arturo Campoamor.
Two gripping stories are interwoven in Prisoner 13; a son pays for his father’s faults, and a desperate mother tries to save her son’s life at any cost. Destiny and corruption play a trick on Carrasco when he is bribed to free a revolutionary and arrest someone in his place. Unbeknownst to him he ends up arresting his own son.

Phillip Rodriguez on Campus Monday, October 20

Phillip Rodriguez, documentary director producer
Carnegie Distinguished Lecturer
“Latinos ’08: How political candidates & advocacy groups try to buy Latino loyalty”
Introduction by: Dr. Charles Ramirez Berg, Professor, Department of Radio-TV-Film

Date: Monday, October 20th
Time: 12-1:30 PM.
Place: GEB 3.312
The University of Texas at Austin

Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: UT School of Journalism, with a grant made possible by the Carnegie Corporation, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the College of Communication Latino Media Studies Program

On TV: “Latinos ’08”

Latinos ‘08
A Documentary by Phillip Rodriguez

Premieres Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 at 9pm on PBS
From Immigrants to mainstream to majority, Latinos ‘08 focuses on the unprecedented clout of the country’s fastest growing demographic – How Latinos will impact this election and American politics for decades to come.
For more information visit : htpp://www.pbs.org/latinos08

Call for Papers: XXIX Annual ILASSA Student Conference

XXIX Annual ILASSA Student Conference
February 5-7, 2009
Call for Papers
Abstract deadline is 5:00 PM (CST) Friday, October 24, 2008
For abstract submissions, go to the ILASSA website and view the subheading “papers”: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/conferences/.
The Conference
The Student Conference on Latin America, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is an interdisciplinary forum for students involved in Latin American research topics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present research activities, develop presentational skills, exchange ideas and information, and meet other scholars from around the world. The conference, now in its 29th year, is the oldest and largest student conference in the field of Latin American Studies.
Abstract Requirements
ILASSA invites students to submit for acceptance a single-page abstract of a paper (300 words or less) within the field of Latin American Studies. The abstract will enable us to select papers for presentation and to organize panels for the conference.
Abstract Submission
Abstracts should be submitted online in order to facilitate the submission process for everyone – especially for participants outside the United States. Hard copies of abstracts will not be accepted.
Deadline
The final deadline for submission of abstracts is October 24, 2008. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by November 5, 2008. Students invited to participate will have until January 5, 2008 to submit final papers along with their registration fee. During the conference, each student will have approximately 15 minutes to present his or her work in a panel arranged around a common theme.
Contacts and Addresses
You can contact the 2009 ILASSA Conference Coordinators: Lindsey Engelman, Lindsay Adams, Haydn Kihm, or Claudia Rodriguez at ilassa@uts.cc.utexas.edu. All conference correspondence will be conducted via e-mail.