DRCLAS Film Series: ZURITA, VERÁS NO VER by Alejandra Carmona


Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Speakers: Raúl Zurita, Poet, DRCLAS RFK Visiting Scholar 2015-2016; Alejandra Carmona Cannobbio, Filmmaker
Moderated by: Rodrigo del Río, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures

A conversation with poet Raul Zurita and filmmaker Alejandra Carmona on the documentary ZURITA VERAS NO VER. The movie will be offered for free through streaming two days before the event to pre-registered participants. This event is part of the DRCLAS Film Series The Present of Yesterday, curated by graduate students Rodrigo del Río and Ignacio Azcueta.

Alejandra Carmona Cannobbio (b. 1965) is a Chilean film director. Exiled after the 1973 Chilean Coup d'état, she went to Germany. She studied philosophy in the University of Chile and, then, Film Direction in the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). She has worked in television in Chile (TVN) as well as in Germany (DW-tv, RBB) and since 2005 she teaches cinema and documentary film in the University of Chile. Her films explore issues of memory, human rights and art. She has received many awards and grants as a film director in Chile as well as in Germany.

Raúl Zurita (b. 1950) is among the most celebrated, and decorated, living Latin American writers. During the Chilean dictatorship that lasted from 1973 to 1990, Zurita published a trilogy of books: Purgatory, Anteparadise, and The New Life, and helped to form the art collective Colectivo de Accion de Arte (CADA) that used performance as an act of political resistance. He has recently won the Reina Sofía Prize for poetry. He is Emeritus Professor at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, and has been a Visiting Professor at Tufts University and California State University, Long Beach. Zurita was the DRCLAS RFK Visiting Scholar during the Spring 2016 semester and taught the course Poetry, Art and Adversity, in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Rodrigo del Río Joglar (b. 1988) is a Chilean scholar. PhD (c) in the Spanish program of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department at Harvard University. His research focuses on 20th century Latin American art and literature, literary and cultural history, and political history, with special emphasis on the tensions between modernization, colonial pasts, geography and historical narratives. He has taught classes on Latin American literature, media theory and the intersection of Hispanic cultures and public health. He has consistently collaborated with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) in different curatorial projects. In 2018, he curated the exhibition Passports: Lives in Transit with Lucas Methehikian, which addressed the current migration crisis through Harvard's archives.