Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: "Memoria de desarrollo/Memories of development" by Miguel Coyula

October 4th, 2013
4:30PM-7PM

Location
Café Istanbul

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is screening the film Memorias del desarrollo as a part of its Radical Caribbeans Conference. The film is a part of the traveling film festival Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival, sponsored and collaborated by Florida Atlantic University, Tulane University, Rice University, and Princeton.
The film will begin promptly at 4:30PM on Friday, October 4th, at Café Istanbul. There will be a director Q & A to follow until 7PM. All who are interested are welcome to attend. Café Istanbul is located at 2372 St. Claude Ave.

Memories of Overdevelopment (2010) Miguel Coyula – 112mins.
Synopsis: A Cuban intellectual abandons the Revolution and underdevelopment only to find that he does not fit in his new life in the “overdeveloped” world. A character study of an apolitical, solitary man without defined ideologies who confronts old age, desire, and the impossibility of belonging in any society. The narration is a collage of memories and daydreams in which fiction, animation, and documentary elements converge and are manipulated and assembled in the same way memory works. Based on the homonymous novel by Edmundo Desnoes.

About the director: Miguel Coyula (Cuba, 1977) A graduate of the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba with a specialty in Directing, Coyula was also a participant in the Workshop on Digital and Analog Visual Effects conducted by the directors of films like Indiana Jones, ET, The Lion King, Titantic, Godzilla, among others. He is a member of the UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists) and of the National Video Movement. Some of his recent literary works include the short stories, “Al fin, el fin,” “Pirámide,” “Cemento negro cimiento,” “Cuento de historias negras” and “Stand-Art;” and the essays “Estoy tratando de decir que…”, “Cine Independiente, Cine Dependiente”(reprinted in this program) and the novel Mar Rojo, Mal Azul. In 2001 he received a scholarship to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009 in New York City. In 2010 he returned to Habana where he is now working on his third feature film. He also works as a free-lance cameraman and conducts workshops and gives lectures on digital cinema while continuing to develop his cinematography outside the traditional circuits of production.

LATEST SITE UPDATES

NEWS

EVENTS

All Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

View Full Event Description

The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.