Bridging the gap between Latin American cinema and UK public

Posted by ap507 at Oct 02, 2014 12:53 PM |
Film industry experts and Jamiroquai’s drummer to ensnare audiences at public seminar taking place on 11 October

Experts from within the film industry, members of the public and researchers from a number of UK universities will convene at an event on Saturday 11 October hosted at the University to bridge the gap between local communities and the vibrant culture of Latin American film.

The event, entitled ‘Me, Myself, and Others: A Cinematic Approach to Latin American Encounters’ and organised by Dr Clara Garavelli (pictured) from the School of Modern Languages, will seek to answer questions regarding Latin American identity and whether or not the region is still viewed through a neo-colonial lens by analysing the influence of Latin American cinema on perceptions of ‘otherness’.

Among those in attendance are award-winning film editor and video artist Adam Finch, Argentinian film director Alejo Moguillansky and Sola Akingbola, the lead percussionist of the British jazz funk band Jamiroquai and founder and lead vocalist to African funky roots band Critical Mass, who will be performing on the day.

The event will take place on Saturday 11 October 2014 between 9:00am – 6:00pm with evening viewing at a local art-house cinema, the Phoenix in Leicester city centre. 

Registration for all the activities closes on Friday 3 October.

Further information about the event and how to book your place can be found here.