A finales de septiembre de este año finalmente llega a Netflix El olvido que seremos, basada en la novela homónima del autor colombiano Héctor Abad Faciolince, Se ambienta en la época de los años 80 y 90 en Colombia y cuenta la vida de Héctor Abad Gómez, narrada desde el punto de vista de su hijo, el autor de la novela en la que se basa.
Puedes leer más sobre la película y su creación en esta entrevista con Héctor Abad Faciolince, del BBC.
¿Buscas otra forma de entretenerte durante la pandemia? Aquí tenemos una lista de películas–todas disponibles ahora en plataformas de streaming–de directores latinoamericanos. Seguro que encontrarás una que te interesa.
PerformancerUS will be presenting: Performing Ourselves, Performing our Histories, a series of poems, monologues, and dialogues inspired by the Oral Narratives of Latin@ in Ohio (ONLO) archive, and each of the ensemble members personal and collective stories. This performance piece engages with the archive and finds common ground on the stories/histories of other Latina/o/x by creatively devising a piece that is centered on our collective experience with loss, gain, acceptance, and belonging as it relates to identity, language, culture and/or immigration status. This project incorporates participants cultural ways of knowing and doing, as integral to storytelling and empowerment.
This workshop, after the performance, will provide a culturally engaging model for Latina/o/x students that enhances our sense of belonging, bicultural and bilingual experiences, and racial or ethnic identity, while also providing opportunities for self-expression. The workshop uses oral history as a tool for creating spaces of trust and communal sharing of knowledge. We will discuss steps on how to devise an ethnographically-informed performance and offer a model for using oral histories as knowledge production that highlights community collaboration as a source of pride and honor. The workshop is highly interactive and will ask the audience to reflect on best practices for engaging in fruitful conversations about language, culture, and belonging.
This event is sponsored by The Dominican Sisters of Peace and Proyecto Mariposas.
Take a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, and you’ll find LatinUS Theater, Ohio’s first independent Latino theater. According to the theater’s own mission statement, LatinUS Theater seeks to “create and produce passionate, professional and world class theater in an artistic environment to develop artists from our Latino/Hispanic community in Ohio”. Their philosophy, translated into practice, means performing Spanish-language theater for audiences in Northeastern Ohio, such as works by dramaturg Ariel Dorfman. Read more about the theater’s upcoming performances here.
Throughout the U.S., Latinx groups are playing a fundamental role in women’s empowerment in many ways: through health initiatives for indigenous women, rock camps where young girls can learn to play instruments, and programs to encourage artistic and literary production among Latinx women and girls, to name a few. Teen Vogue has compiled a list of 12 of these radical Latinx organizations. Their projects and purposes vary, but they all share a common mission: “to improve, nurture, and support the lives of Latinx women and women of color, trans women, non-binary people, and LGBTQ+ communites around the country.”