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CLAS Open Seminars Mondays 5.15pm     All Welcome

Michaelmas Term 2019

Friday 4 October & Saturday 5 October
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Three Film Screenings Festival of Ideas events (FoI full programme) **the last one forming part of VIVA CUBA! Classico Latino (Thursday 24 October, West Road Concert Hall), in association with the Centre for Latin America Studies, a series of events marking the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, culminating in the launch of the critically acclaimed new album Havana Classic. Delicious food and cocktails will be available to purchase on the Sidgwick Site. 


Wednesday, 16 October, 7 - 9pm.
TEATRO DE GUERRA / THEATRE OF WAR (Lola Arias, 2018) Theatre of War follows six veterans from the Malvinas / Falklands War (1982). Almost 35 years after the conflict, three British and three Argentine veterans spent months together sharing their war memories and reenacting their experiences alongside one another.
Followed by Q&A with British veteran Lou Amour and Erika Teichert, CLAS PhD candidate. 
Seminar Room SG1, Ground Floor, Alison Richard Building, CB3 9DT


Thursday, 17 October, 6 - 8.30pm.
IXCANUL (Jayro Bustamante 2015) is a film about an active volcano close to where teenage María lives with her parents in a small Kaqchikel village. They grow coffee, isolated from a globalised world. The film portrays indigenous Guatemalans and their relationship with the USA, immigration and globalisation.
Followed by Q&A led by Callie Vandewiele (PhD graduate of CLAS, Cambridge, 2019), who will be taking up a lectureship in Global Studies, University of Auckland, 2020 & Diego Azurdia, (second year Guatemalan PhD student in Spanish & Latin American studies, Cambridge), currently working on spatial paradigms in nineteenth & twentieth century Central America. 
Cynthia Beerbower Room, Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DF


**Thursday, 24 October, 5 - 6.45pm. 
SUITE HABANA (Fernando Pérez, 2003) is one of the most significant films in the post Special Period era in Cuba. Between documentary and fiction, through the everyday life of fourteen characters, the film portrays a city (and a country) between hope and despair, still fighting for its dreams. An inspiring audio-visual piece to reflect on Cuba past, present and future in the light of the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
Followed by Q&A with specialist in Cuban cinema, Sandra del Valle, CLAS PhD candidate.
Lecture Room 2 (LR2), West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP


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Check our website for other events to be held this year. We very much hope to welcome you to one or more of them.
To see what the Centre has been involved with this last year, have a browse through our Past News and Events page.