ICS Lecture: New Subjectivities in Emergent Cuban Cinema

lesbianas2The Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras invites the academic community and the public at large to the “Nuevas subjetividades en el cine joven cubano: Representaciones de la sexualidad LGBTT” [New Subjectivities in Emergent Cuban Cinema: Representations of LGBTT Sexuality] by Dr. Marta Díaz Fernández (Dean and Professor, Audiovisual Communication, Superior Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba). Dr. Ana María García (School of Communication, UPR-RP) will comment the lecture.

The activity will be held on June 18, from 1:00 to 3:00, at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre in the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building (CRA 108), School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: In the past few years, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites and transsexuals have begun to have a visible space in the work of young filmmakers trained at the School of Audiovisual Media of the Superior Institute of Art in Havana. The topic of alternative sexualities, which was usually addressed in a tangential and often pejorative way in Cuban cinema, is now a recurring theme in the work of new documentary filmmakers. These groups, which were historically marginalized in a patriarchal and chauvinist Cuba, have achieved greater visibility and occupied public spaces in search of respect for sexual diversity. How is this represented from the perspective of the media? What do young filmmakers propose? What do their works express on the subject?

All lectures will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71***

Comments and suggestions on the presentation will be welcome at iec-ics@upr.edu

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to iec@uprrp.edu

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