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Speaker: David Pablos, Filmmaker
Moderated by: Laura Pérez Muñoz & Adri Rodríguez Ríos, PhD Candidates in Romance Languages and Literatures (Latinx & Spanish Track), Harvard University
A conversation with filmmaker David Pablos on the film Dance of the Forty One (2020). This event is part of the DRCLAS Film Series Are we there yet? A Film Series on Queer Futures curated by graduate students Laura Pérez Muñoz and Adri Rodríguez Ríos.
David Pablos (born July 28, 1983) is a Mexican director, editor and screenwriter. An active filmmaker since 2007, Pablos has been involved in six feature films, including shorts and documentaries. Pablos attained recognition for directing La Vida Después (2013) and Las Elegidas (2015). Pablos has worked with non-professional actors on his narrative films, for which he has received awards at several international film festivals, including the Morelia International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. Pablos received an Ariel Award for Best Short Fiction Film in 2010 for La Canción de los Niños Muertos and in 2016, won for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 58th Ariel Awards in Mexico for his work in the film Las Elegidas.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Laura Pérez Muñoz completed their BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and pursued her MFA in Writing at Pratt University in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, Laura is a 5th year doctoral student at RLL Spanish & Latinx Track. Their research focuses on the queer dictions of Puerto Rican literature and poetry, decolonial studies, Caribbean and Latin-American diaspora studies, immigration, border theory, feminism, performance, and visual narratives.
Adri Rodríguez Ríos is a PhD candidate in Latinx and Latin American histories, with a secondary field in Science and Technology Studies. They graduated from Southwestern Community College in San Diego, before transferring to the University of California Berkeley to complete their undergraduate studies in Anthropology and Latin American literature. Their current research project centers on queer and anti-colonial narratives across the US-Mexico border.