Monthly Archives: November 2011

UT Celebrates International Education Week November 14-18

UT will be celebrating International Education Week next week. 50 events will be hosted by over 30 cross-campus organizers in promotion of global awareness, diversity appreciation and cross-cultural exchange. Here are several ways to check out all the great events on campus next week and to continue to receive information on all things international for students in the College of Communication:

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Documentary Film Screening: “Nostalgia for the Light”

Austin Film Society presents: Nostalgia de la Luz

Wednesday, November 16
7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S Lamar)

Tickets: $5 for AFS members, students with valid ID / $8 General Admission

In the high Chilean desert, astronomers look at the furthest stars, archeologists dig into the human past, and relatives search for the remains of Pinochet’s victims This inspiringly filmed documentary, set in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, observes three groups of people, all focused on the past: astronomers, peering into the skies to see the light from stars billions of light-years away; archaeologists looking at the pre-Columbian arts and remains of early inhabitants of the desert; and the most tragic, women looking for the remains of their relatives tortured, killed, and discarded by the Pinochet dictatorship. The past: cosmic, pre-historic, and recent – all interwoven into an arid, barren land slowly giving up moments of awe, knowledge, and tragedy. The Chilean filmmaker has made nineteen documentaries, nearly all of which examine aspects of his country’s complex and only recently tortured history in the late 20th century. Before NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ, Guzmán was best known for his 3-part documentary LA BATALLA DE CHILE, a study of the Allende years. Watch the trailer & get tickets >>

Best Documentary, 2010 European Film Academy Awards
Best Documentary, 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Treasures of the Benson Latin American Collection Tour

If you haven’t had a chance to see some of the treasures from Benson Latin American Collection’s archives, we welcome you to attend a showing of some of our most interesting and important treasures. The Benson is participating in UT’s 2011 International Education Week with a tour that’s open to anyone interested. We would love to have you come and see some of the archival materials that make the Benson one of the most important collections of Latin American and US Latino materials in the world!

What: Treasures of the Benson
When: 3-4pm, Thursday, Nov. 17th
Where: Meet in the lobby

For more information see:

Or, contact:
Adrian Johnson
Benson Latin American Collection
University of Texas at Austin Libraries
(512) 495-4586