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Still from film Nae pasarán

Draft Programme for “Chile on Film” Symposium

Venue: Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Pre-symposium event on evening of Friday 22nd November

6:30pm Short documentary film Nae pasarán (dir. Felipe Bustos Sierra, 2013)
            Followed by feature film Nostalgia de la luz (dir. Patricio Guzmán, 2010)

Saturday 23rd November 2013

This draft programme is still subject to change in the time or order of papers

10am Registration and Coffee (but please book in advance)

10:25am Welcome and Opening Words (Geoffrey Kantaris)

10:30am Session 1: History and Historiography (Chair: Rory O'Bryen)

  • Dennis Hanlon (St Andrews), "Second World/Third Cinema: The Chile Cycle of Studio H&S" including La batalla de Chile
  • James Harvey-Davitt (Anglia Ruskin), "The Political-Aesthetics of Ambivalence in Post Mortem (2010)"

12:00pm Session 2: Keynote (Chair: Joanna Page)

  • Brad Epps (University of Cambridge), "The Unbearable Lightness of Bones: Space, Memory, and Affect in the Films of Patricio Guzmán"

1:00pm Lunch (provided for registered attendees)

[1:40pm Second screening of Nae pasarán for those unable to attend the pre-event screening on Friday]

2:00pm Session 3: Trauma and Representation (Chair: James Harvey-Davitt)

  • Amit Thakkar (Lancaster), "Representing the Unrepresentable: Allegories in Chilean Cinema", on La frontera, Tony Manero and other films
  • Sarah Wright (Royal Holloway), "Tough Love: Fernando Guzzoni’s Carne de perro (2012)"

3:30pm Coffee/Tea

3:45pm Session 4: Film in Practice (Chair: Geoffrey Kantaris)

  • Michael Chanan (Roehampton) presents his new film, Chile: Divided Generations (30 mins) extracted from Interrupted Memory -
  • Claudia Sandberg (Southampton), introducing "DEFA Chile films viewed by young Chileans" with short film Películas Escondidas/Hidden Treasures

5:00pm Plenary

5:30pm Wine reception