Memories of the Present Past/Memorias del Pasado Presente
This Fall marks the fortieth anniversary of the military coup in Chile—the “other” September 11—that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and initiated a period of state terror throughout Latin America. Memories of the Present Past / Memorias del Pasado Presente brings together five critically acclaimed films, from previous Global Lens series, that reflect on the contested memories of the past, the reverberations of state repression in everyday life, and the restoration of democracy in the region. The film program coincides with the launch of Bates’s Latin American Studies program, and forms part of a series of events to inaugurate this exciting new interdisciplinary major.
Memories of the Present Past/Memorias del Pasado Presente co-presented with Latin American Studies and Bates Ladd Library.
Friday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm, Olin Arts Center, room 104
THE INVISIBLE EYE (LA MIRANDA INVISIBLE)
directed by Diego Lerman (Spanish ; 95 min.)
Saturday, October 12 @ 3:00 pm, Bates College Olin Arts Center, room 104
FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (GORDO, CALVO Y BAJITO)
directed by Carlos Osuna.Colombia, 2011 (97 min.)
Saturday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm, Bates College Olin Arts Center, room 104
THE PRIZE (EL PREMIO)
directed by Paula Markovitch. Argentina, 2011. (99 min.)
Sunday, October 13 @ 3:00 pm, Olin Arts Center, room 104
THE FINGER (EL DEDO)
directed by Sergio Teubal. Argentina, 2011 (93 min.)
Sunday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm, Bates College Olin Arts Center, room 104
A USEFUL LIFE (LA VIDA UTIL)
directed by Federico Veiroj (Spanish ; 63 min.)
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. during the academic year