Semester Calendar

Harley Shaiken

March 1932 was not a good time to come to Detroit. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in the city in the midst of a plummeting economy and social upheaval. The artists painted during grim economic times, yet Rivera’s dream of a popular international art has found an enthusiastic new audience, and Kahlo has become iconic throughout the world. In this talk, Harley Shaiken will explore the ways in which art transcends borders.

Harley Shaiken is Class of 1930 Professor of Letters and Science and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 4:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Isabel Allende

In conversation with Adam Hochschild

In the late 1930s, Spain’s civil war impelled thousands of refugees to flee their homes seeking a safer life. Isabel Allende’s latest book, The Long Petal to the Sea, follows a pregnant young widow who finds her life intertwined with an army doctor who is the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Isabel Allende will speak in conversation with Adam Hochschild about her book and the legacy of the Spanish diaspora in Latin America and around the world.

Isabel Allende is one of the most widely read authors in the world. Adam Hochschild is an author, historian, and lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00 pm
Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

Cine Latino

Directed by Melina León (Peru, 2019)

Georgina (Pamela Mendoza) is a young Quechua woman whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation. 97 minutes. Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required. Please confirm date and location on the CLAS website or our social media. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Benjamín Naishat (Argentina, 2018)

Set against the tense months leading up to Argentina’s 1976 coup d’état, successful lawyer Claudio is waiting to meet his wife at dinner when a confrontation with a stranger escalates into violence. His attempts to cope with the consequences slowly spin out of control. 109 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

All Cine Latino screenings are free and open to the public. No ticket required. Please confirm the date and location on the CLAS website or our social media.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Abner Benaim (Panama, 2018)

One of the icons of Latin American music, Rubén Blades won 17 Grammys, starred in major Hollywood films, received a law degree from Harvard, and ran for president of his native Panama. This documentary takes us on a journey through his life and legacy. 85 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required. Please confirm date and location on the CLAS website or our social media. 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Patricio Guzmán (France/Chile, 2019)

Director Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) examines the enduring legacies of Chile’s 1973 coup using the imposing landscape of the Andes as a focal point. The majestic mountains loom over the countryside, but like many parts of the country, much of the range is privately owned and off limits to the people. 84 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required. Please confirm date and location on the CLAS website or our social media. 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall