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CINE FORO: THE SPANISH CRASH AND THE “INDIGNADOS” MOVEMENT at the KJCC

Friday, October 18, 2013 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 1:48 PM

Tenemos una gran oportunidad de acercarnos a la actual situación de crisis española y al Movimiendo de Los Indignados (15M) que, tomado La Plaza del Sol en Madrid, lanzaron un movimiento mundial que exigía más y mejor democracia. Los Indignados españoles resonaron fuertemente en los Estados Unidos cuando surgen los movimientos Occupy Wall Street y Somos el 99%. 
La crisis española continúa y ha desencadenado una crisis social de consecuencias impredecibles. Con un desempleo del 25% (50% entre los jóvenes), la ola de españoles que emigran a otras latitudes - en su mayoría jóven y preparada - sigue aumentando. Los destinos favoritos son los Estados Unidos y América Latina, pero también el resto de Europa y hasta Africa está recibiendo esta inmigración de la peninsula ibérica. 
Esta serie de documentales y mesa redonda se presenta en el Centro Rey Juan Carlos I de la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU), Octubre 18 y 19. Para más información, visita: KJJC.


ABOUT:

SPAIN IN CRISIS: THE SPANISH CRASH AND THE “INDIGNADOS” MOVEMENT. Documentary Film Series and Round Table. Friday-Saturday, October 18-19.

Measures to pull Spain out of its current financial crisis are failing to bear fruit and exacerbating social tensions. This two-day program, the first of its kind, showcases the Spanish crash from different perspectives: television journalism; a consulting firm’s video aimed at recruiting investors; a collective documentary on the 15M movement; and responses by a number of influential Spanish audiovisual artists. The program will end with a panel discussion by scholars.

* Friday, October 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- The Great Spanish Crash (BBC documentary directed by Alicia Arce, reporter Paul Mason) Spain / 2012 / 60 min / English and Spanish with English subtitles. An investigation of how the transition to democracy after Franco's dictatorship created a financial and political system that left the country vulnerable to catastrophe when the world economic crisis struck in 2008.

- Another Point of View (produced by Grant Thorton Spain) Spain / 2012 / 6 min / English with Spanish subtitles. Video produced by the consulting firm Grant Thornton Spain to encourage investors to come to Spain.

* Friday, October 18, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

- Futures Market / Mercado de futuros (directed by Mercedes Álvarez) Spain / 2012 / 110 min / Spanish with English subtitles. A film essay in tableaux, Futures Markets traces the connections between memory, public space, and the real estate bubbles that led to the international financial crisis.

* Saturday, October 19, 4:00-5:15 p.m
- 15M: Excellent. A Wake-Up Call. Important / 15M: Excelente. Revulsivo. Importante (directed by Stéphane M. Grueso) Spain / 2012 / 75 min / Spanish with English subtitles. On May 15th, 2011, everything changed, or maybe nothing. Tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in Spain. 15M: Excellent. A Wake-Up Call. Important follows one such experience in Madrid.

* Saturday, October 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

- Free I Love You / Libre te quiero (directed by Basilio Martín Patino) Spain / 2012 / 60 min / Spanish with English subtitles. An impressionistic documentation of the occupation of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, made by one of Spain’s most important directors of all times.

- Spanish Revolution? / ¿Revolución española? Spain / 2011-2013 / 48 min / Spanish with English subtitles. Four artistic shorts by prominent Spanish audiovisual artists, which reflect on recent social movements and their context:

- Monumental History of Modern-Day Spain / Historia Monumental de la España Contemporánea (by David Varela) Spain / 2013 / 7 min

- Video-Dérives: Sol (by Flavio G. García) Spain / 2011 / 5 min

- The Guernica Variations / Las Variaciones Guernica (by Guillermo García Peydró) Spain / 2012 / 26 min

- The Killing of the Pig / La Matança Del Porc (by Isaki Lacuesta) Spain-USA / 2012 / 10 min

* Saturday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

- Round Table: Moderator: Bryan Cameron (NYU)

Speakers: Germán Labrador (Princeton University), “Think of a White Elephant: Aesthetics of the Spanish Crisis and Foreign Debt in Documentary Film Production”. Pablo La Parra (NYU), “Logical Revolts: Rethinking Democracy in post-15M Spain”. Luis Moreno-Caballud (University of Pennsylvania), “Cultures of Anyone: The Spanish Indignado Movement and Its Contexts”

Followed by Q&A and reception.

This film program is presented by Pragda and NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. With the special collaboration by DOCMA, Asociación de Cine Documental.


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