Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cine Cubano: Historia, Historiografía y Nuevas Technología

February 7th, 2012
5:00 PM

Tulane University
Jones Hall 100a, Greenleaf Conference Room

Cuban Cinema: History, Historiography and New Technologies
In Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is pleased to bring to Tulane campus Juan Antonio García Borrero, critic and film historian from Camagüey, Cuba, the author of many books on Cuban Cinema and the creator of one of the most important Cuban cinema blogs “Cine Cubano: la pupila insomne”. On February 7th, he will host a presentation on Cuban Cinema: History, Historiography and New Technologies.

More about the presenter:
Juan Antonio García Borrero is the president of the “Cátedra de Pensamiento Audiovisual Tomás Gutiérrez Alea” and the coordinator of the “Talleres Nacionales de la Crítica Cinematográfica (Camagüey, 1993-2006)”, considered the most significant theoretical event for film specialists in the country. On several occasions he has been awarded the annual Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) award for best essay. His book, Guía crítica del cine cubano de ficción, ambitiously registers all Cuban fiction film production, from the silent period to non-ICAIC productions since the revolution. It was awarded the “Premio Nacional de la Crítica Literaria” in 2002 (as was La edad de la herejía in 2004). His essays have appeared in many national publications (Cine Cubano; La Gaceta de Cuba; Caimán Barbudo; Revolución y Cultura; Temas) as well as in publications in Mexico, the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, France, Spain and Peru. In 2006 he was awarded a research scholarship by the “Fundación Carolina” in Madrid and in 2009 the award “Razón de ser” of the “Fundación Alejo Carpentier” for his biography of filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

Reception to follow.




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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.

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