The Order I Live In: An Indoor Urban Symphony

Film Screening and Live Q&A

Title Conditional: The Order I Live In: An Indoor Urban Symphony

With Co-Director Francisco Cruces

Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Cities have been narrated from manifold perspectives, but rarely from the inside. This ethnographic documentary on contemporary urban life highlights the voices of 20 people in Madrid, Mexico City, and Montevideo. Through narrative, stories, and objects, the “city” is no longer an anonymous locus of commodities, industry, and mass human relations, but rather a space for personal assertion and self-discovery, as well as the continuities and ruptures of modern living. 63 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.   

After the screening, co-director Francisco Cruces will take part in a live Q&A.

Francisco Cruces is Professor of Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Spain, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on forms of symbolic expression in urban settings, with fieldwork in Madrid, Ciudad de México, Bogotá, and Montevideo.  

Cruces explains his film-making process before the screening. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.) Cruces explains his film-making process before the screening. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.) 

Cruses answer a question from an audience member post-screening (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)
Cruses answer a question from an audience member post-screening (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)

Promotional image for "The Order I Live In."

Promotional image for "The Order I Live In." (Image courtesy of Francisco Cruces.)