Cuba Week 2017: Primo Cubano Concert and Latin Dance!
– 10:00 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge
Put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate Brunswick's sister city relationship with Trinidad, Cuba in the first event of Cuba Week 2017! This is the first event of Cuba Week 2017 sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association. This event is also sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies, Visual Arts, and the Latin American Student Organization (LASO).
Dance Lessons will start at 7:30 pm, followed by a concert and dance from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Music for dancing will continue thereafter provided by LASO.
Suggested donation for non-Bowdoin community members $10.
Film Screening: "Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans"
– 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
In the film, Return to Cuba, five world-renowned photographers travel to the island nation just weeks before the historic US-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point.
From the quick yet studied street-style photography of Sam Abell to the uncommon camera-obscura practices of Abelardo Morell, these master photographers reinterpret Cuba for the twenty-first century. This colorful documentary brings together five unique visions of Cuba's complex and transforming cultural landscape as director Ross McDermott intertwines Evans's pre-Castro Cuba with the busy streets of Havana and the countryside of Vinales.
Return to Cuba was submitted to over twenty national and international film festivals in 2016.
Suggested donation for non-Bowdoin community members $5.
Curator talk and reception: "Memorias: Geography of a Decade, Chile, 1973-1983"
– 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
Chile's September 11th (1973) and its tragic aftermath was a watershed for Latin America. Much more than an artifact of the Cold War, the coup and the repression that ensued raises significant questions about the costs of foreign interference in the democratic process, the consequences of political polarization; and the trauma that results when a people experience oppression and forced exile.
Sponsored by: The Crandall Fund, the Museum of Art, and the Visual Arts, History, Romance Languages and Literature and Government Departments.
Free and open to the public.
Memorias will be on display in Lamarche Gallery, Smith Union from April 22 - May 31, 2017.