Digressions and Convergences: Roundtable Discussion on Film and Literature

“El cine y la literatura: disgresiones y convergencias” [Film and Literature: Digressions and Convergences], a roundtable discussion with Jacobo Morales, Ivonne Belén, Luis Saldaña, and Carmen Oquendo Villar will take place on November 5, 2010, at 6:00pm at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón [Sacred Heart University], located at BN228 (Barat Norte Building) on their Santurce campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ivonne Belén is a documentary movie director and executive producer with her company, Paradiso Film. She has worked on numerous documentaries and feature films. She directed and produced Julia, toda en mí and Una pasión llamada Clara Lair, on Puerto Rican poets Julia de Burgos and Clara Lair, respectively.

Jacobo Morales, a well-known actor spanning decades of television and film, is also known as the most influential director in Puerto Rico’s history. His Lo que le pasó a Santiago was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Other examples of his films are Dios los cría, Linda Sara, Cuentos de Abelardo, and Nicolás y los demás, among others.

Carmen Oquendo-Villar holds a PhD from Harvard University and is an assistant professor of Cinema Studies, Media Theory and Film Production at SUNY-Purchase; she is well known in Puerto Rico and abroad as a filmmaker, film curator, and a media and art theorist.

Luis Saldaña, a maritime lawyer with a degree in creative writing, is a relative newcomer on the Puerto Rican literary scene, who has already won a fair share of prizes for his short stories in the last few years. He is the author of La lengua y otros dialectos.

For original announcement, see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160031754036596

For more information on Ivonne Belén, see http://www.tiendaboricua.com/info/ivonne-belen-1204

For more information on Jacob Morales, see http://www.prpop.org/biografias/j_bios/jacobo_morales.shtml

For more information on Carmen Oquendo Villar, see previous post Carmen Oquendo-Villar Receives Guggenheim Fellowship and http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Faculty/newfull-timefaculty-10-11.aspx

For more information on Luis Saldaña, see previous post New book: Luis Saldaña’s La lengua y otros dialectos and  http://desdelaspalabras.com/2010/07/02/luis-saldana-el-escritor-debe-ser-genuino-al-escribir/

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