Discover the richness of Latino, Latin American, and Spanish cinema with the Cinemateca Biennial Film Series, a captivating presentation by Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.
Get the full Cinemateca experience! Join us at 6:00 PM before each film for a tasty reception with mouthwatering pre-film appetizers from a local Latino/Latina restaurant. After the screenings, dive into a lively post-screening discussion guided by a faculty member from OLLAS.
These films depict three different aspects of the dictatorships in the Southern Cone; the limited armed opposition to the military in power (Marighella), the cost of solidarity and the reach of the dictatorships' political police (Chile, '76), and the search for transitional justice and reparations after the end of these dictatorships (Argentina, 1985).
Full details for the Cinemateca Series:
Marighella – Thursday, September 14th:
· The Cinemateca reception will begin at 6:00 pm with pre-film appetizers that will be provided by a local Latino/a restaurant.
· Post-screening discussion will be led by an OLLAS faculty member (more details to follow).
Chile ’76 – Thursday, September 21st:
· The Cinemateca reception will begin at 6:00 pm with pre-film appetizers provided by La Chileans restaurant.
· Post-screening discussion will be led by Dr. Cristian Doña-Reveco, OLLAS Director and Sociology & Anthropology, Associate Professor.
Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco is the Director of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He is also a faculty affiliate with UNO's Goldstein Center for Human Rights. Originally from Chile, he earned a bachelor’s and professional degree in Sociology from Universidad de Chile, an MA in Political Sciences with a concentration in International Relations from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology and History both from Michigan State University (2012). Before coming to UNO in 2015, Dr. Doña-Reveco spent two years in Santiago, Chile doing field research on North-South Migration and teaching at Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He has also worked as a consultant for the International Organization for Migration and for the Population Division of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Argentina, 1985 – Thursday, September 28th:
· The Cinemateca reception will begin at 6:00 pm with pre-film appetizers will be provided by a local Latino/a restaurant.
· Post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Claudia García, Foreign Languages and Literature, Associate Professor and OLLAS faculty.
Dr. Claudia García’s teaching interests include Latin American literature, with emphasis on Central American, Guatemalan, and indigenous literature; Latin American cultures; critical thinking; reading comprehension; creative and academic writing; service and community engagement learning projects. Her research focuses on Contemporary Central American and Guatemalan literatures; Latin American Indigenous literatures; and Guatemalan women novelists (1940-1970).