Celebrate La Feria with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce

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La Feria – Spanish Cultural Festival

Date: 17-19 May 2019

For further details: https://www.spanish-chamber.com.hk/

http://d303.lionsclubs.org.hk/tc/index

http://www.spis.com.hk/

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Comics + Film: INTIMATE ACCOUNTS OF AUTISM AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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On March 27, the second event of our “Comic + Film: Intimate Accounts of Autism and Alzheimer’s” film miniseries will showcase “Maria and I” (María y yo), a Spanish documentary film based on the world-renowned graphic novel of the same name.

“Maria and I” (María y yo) follows the journey of Spanish graphic artist Miguel Gallardo and his 14-year-old autistic daughter María (played by themselves) in a story that blends humor, tenderness, reality and a little bit of fantasy.

Miguel Gallardo himself will attend the event and he will participate in a post screening discussion with Dr Paul W C Wong, Project Director (Family Support) of JC A-Connect, and the audience.

Spanish wine and tapas will be served at the reception prior to the screening

Time and venue: March 27, Wednesday, 18:30. Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building LG1 – CYPP3, HKU. 

Language: Film in Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles. The event will be conducted in English.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtW7bAYWTw

Website: https://spanish.hku.hk/?p=2180

How to get to CYPP3: https://spanish.hku.hk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/How-to-get-to-CYPP3.pdf

Registration:

For HKU members (HKU Portal login is required):

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=63729

For non-HKU members:

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=63729

OPEN TO ALL AUDIENCES 

 

Organised by: Spanish Programme HKU

Sponsors: Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU, Dragoia Media.

Collaborator: Faculty of Social Sciences HKU

 

Praise for Miguel Gallardo’s work:

Do not be deceived by the apparent simplicity of Gallardo’s drawings. Stripped of unneeded decorations these drawings will capture you with their purity. This purity is what this book is about. Pure love between a father and daughter. Love towards family and friends. Love towards life.

Hanoch Piven, Illustrator & Educator

 

Maria and Me is an endearing account of a father’s view of his holiday with his daughter with autism. Beautifully illustrated and at times funny, it provides an alternative way of explaining some of the common traits of autism.

Tara Leniston, Actress and mother of a son with autism

 

The content is slight in terms of events, but the significance comes in attempting to build understanding about how it feels to take care of a child with autism.

Comics Worth Reading

 

Gallardo’s warmth and sincerity go some way to articulating the trivialities and concerns of parenting an autistic child, in a manner that is loving but not overly didactic or sentimental.

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Maria and Me gives us insight into the confusions, fears, wonder and delight that parents of children with autism live with every day. The story is funny, moving, and powerful without an ounce of sentimentality.

Gina Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and autism expert

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Screening of Chilean film “Surire” and Q&A with the directors

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Screening of SURIRE + Q&A with the directors

Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff have worked together since 1997 directing and producing documentaries. With seven feature films to their credit, their poetic journey is full of turning points and mutations that have accompanied the technological and cultural transformations of their time, challenging the most stable and conservative premises of what is meant by documentary filmmaking. Their work SURIRE (2015) is about the Surire salt flat located in the Chilean high plateau. As observation in visual language, it is a film that portrays this unique space in which natural beauty, human absurdity and cultural decline coexist. (Film Webpage & Trailer)

*The film is 80 mins, in Spanish and Aymara with English subtitles. The Q&A will be conducted in English.

SURIRE放映會及映後談

從1997年起,來自智利的Bettina Perut與Iván Osnovikoff便開始共同製作紀錄片作品。他們先後創作七部紀錄長片,於科技與文化持續轉變的大環境中不斷挑戰既定的紀錄片創作模式,創作生涯充滿轉折而富有詩意。他們於 2015 年完成的作品SURIRE,鏡頭瞄準智利高原的Surire鹽湖,通過細緻觀察與影像語言,描繪出一幅由壯麗的自然美景、 荒誕的人類行為與衰退的當地文化共同交織的獨特景觀。(電影網頁預告

*電影片長80分鐘,西班牙語及艾馬拉文,設英文字幕。影後談以英語進行。

Date And Time

Tue, 26 March 2019

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM HKT

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Location

Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre

The University of Hong Kong

Exit A2, HKU Station

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Study in Spain: Talk by the Counselor of Education of The Embassy of Spain in China

Poster consejeria 2019

 

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VII Jornadas de formación de profesores de español en Hong Kong

¡Volvemos con nuestras Jornadas en Hong Kong! Unas jornadas ya afianzadas en la formación de profesores de español que, como en ediciones anteriores, vienen cargadas de talleres y experiencias prácticas, además de ponencias, siempre de la mano de profesionales del mundo ELE.

Para esta séptima edición tenemos un magnífico programa: contaremos con ponentes de excepción como Sonia EusebioJuan Miguel PrietoAnna Rufat y Liria Chen. Además, nuestro espacio para talleres prácticos y comunicaciones está abierto a vuestra participación y esperando a que mandéis vuestras experiencias prácticas e investigaciones para compartirlas con otros profesores.

Más información en la web oficial de las jornadas.

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National University Competition of Short Stories in Spanish

The National Autonomous University of Mexico in China, together with the Beijing Foreign Studies University and other supporting institutions are organizing the following writing competition aimed mainly at Spanish language students in Chinese universities:

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ECO Film Series: ‘Península Mitre: A Forgotten Land’, ‘Sed, invasión gota a gota’

The Consulate General of the Argentine Republic, The Hong Kong Docummentary Initiative and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of HKU together with the HKU Spanish Programme are proud to present the following docummentaries within this years’ ECO Film Series:

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PENÍNSULA MITRE, A Forgotten Land
(2017) | 88 mins | Spanish with English subtitles
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peninsulamitre
The Gauchos del Mar brothers – two Argentinean brothers who were born in a family with tradition and passion for surfing, perform an unprecedented 400 KM expedition by foot with 35kgs+ on their backs during 53 days on the easternmost tip of Tierra del Fuego Province, a pristine area where no one lives. The brothers have the goal of surfing a world-class wave never ridden before at the Cape San Diego Lighthouse, the most easterly point. To get there they overcome heavy terrains, scarcity of food and harsh climate. With no communication whatsoever they document the region and decide to share their message of environmentalism, avoiding consumerism and living simply in order to protect Península Mitre forever.

DATE AND TIME
Thu 1 November 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM HKT

LOCATION
CPD-LG.34, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre

LG/F Centennial Campus, HKU (Near Exit C1 of HKU Station)

Click here for more information and register

 

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SED, INVASIÓN GOTA A GOTA
(English title: Thirst. Invasion Drop by Drop)
(2005) | 70 mins| Spanish with English subtitles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTu2e7caHgs
One in five of the inhabitants of our planet have no drinking water. 97.5% of the available water is salty. 2.5 % is constituted by fresh water, and it is on the way to running out. But in South America, there lies the silent Guarani Aquifer (El Acuífero Guaraní), an underground freshwater reserve that covers Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, which is able to supply drinking water for the whole planet for the next 200 years. The intervention of supranational organizations such as the World Bank and multinational corporations that commercialize water in the design of future national strategies to preserve and use these natural resources has caused much controversy and aroused suspicion in the nations involved.

DATE AND TIME
Wed 7 November 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM HKT

LOCATION
CPD-LG.18, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre

LG/F Centennial Campus, HKU (Near Exit C1 of HKU Station)

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Havanna Mi Amor documentary screening and Q&A with director Uli Gaulke at HKU

The Hong Kong Docummentary Initiative, together with the HKU Spanish Programme are proud to present the documentary film Havanna Mi Amor documentary and a Q&A with director Uli Gaulke at HKU.

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HAVANNA, MI AMOR
Uli Gaulke | Germany | 2000 | 82mins | Spanish with English subtitles

Every evening the inhabitants of Havana gather in front of their TV’s to submerge themselves in the world of Televisions. These days it seems as though the ancient Soviet television sets can no longer fulfil their wish to escape reality. HAVANA, MI AMOR tells of their struggle in those images, and the relationship between their everyday lives and the endless soap opera episodes. An homage to love, old television sets, and to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

DATE AND TIME
Thu 25 October 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM HKT

LOCATION
The University of Hong Kong

CPD-LG.18, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, LG/F Central Podium, Centennial Campus

(Exit C1, HKU Station)

Hong Kong Island

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Spanish October 2018

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Same as every year, The Spanish Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Spanish October with a series of cultural activities.

Read all about it:

https://www.spanish-chamber.com.hk/news/spanish-october

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Tango seminar by Argentine maestros Diego Lerendegui and Nicolás Enrich

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