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:

mitre
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

 

sed

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)

Click here for more information and register

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on ECO Film Series: ‘Península Mitre: A Forgotten Land’, ‘Sed, invasión gota a gota’

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.

havanna

DESCRIPTION
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

Click here for more information and register

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Havanna Mi Amor documentary screening and Q&A with director Uli Gaulke at HKU

Spanish October 2018

Spanish October - Front_0

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spanish October 2018

Tango seminar by Argentine maestros Diego Lerendegui and Nicolás Enrich

tango

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tango seminar by Argentine maestros Diego Lerendegui and Nicolás Enrich

Dolores: Movie screening followed by Skype Q&A with Dolores Huerta

dolores

19 April 2018 (Thu), 7:00 pm  (6:30 pm reception)

CPD-LG.18, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Moderator: Dr. Tim Gruenewald

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this daay, at 88.

Crossing borders: the many faces of the struggle for a better life in the Iberian American World (film series) is co-organized by the Spanish, Portuguese, and American Studies programs at HKU, with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature and the CSGC. Co-sponsored by the US, Mexican and Spanish Consulates General in Hong Kong.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dolores: Movie screening followed by Skype Q&A with Dolores Huerta

Mexican film “Los que se quedan” (those who remain) and conversation with director Carlos Hagerman

Los que se quedan (Those Who Remain)
Directed by Carlos Hagerman & Juan Carlos Rulfo

Director Carlos Hagerman will be present via Skype for a Q&A after the film screening

9 April 2018 (Mon), 7:00 pm  (Reception at 6:30 pm)  CPD 2.58, Centennial Campus, HKU
Moderators: Fatima Qureshi and María Eugenia de Luna

Those Who Remain shines a light on the families left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work, while also illuminating the rich glow of the Mexican spirit. This intimate documentary follows a number of families who each share their stories, ranging from the American Dream to heartbreaking tragedy.

Co-organized by the Spanish, Portuguese, and American Studies programs at HKU, with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature and the CSGC. Co-sponsored by the Mexican and Spanish Consulates General in Hong Kong.

los que se quedan

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mexican film “Los que se quedan” (those who remain) and conversation with director Carlos Hagerman

Venezuelan short film “Mei Fung” screening and Q&A with director Dayana Gauthier

As the third event of our “Crossing Borders” film series tonight we will have the unique oportunity to see the Venezuelan short film “Mei Fung” and speak with its director Dayana Gauthier.

MeiFung2S(2)Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 PM (7 PM reception)
Venue CPD 2.42, Jockey Club Tower, HKU

Moderator: Mercedes Vázquez

The dreams of a second-generation Chinese man growing up in Venezuela and the conflict between his love of Mexican music, his identity as a young Venezuelan man, and his sense of duty towards his traditional Chinese father. A film in Cantonese and Spanish that casts an original light on cultural hybridity and the contribution of the Chinese towards a contemporary Latin American society.

 

Organized by the Spanish Programme, the Portuguese Programme and the American Studies Programme of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (HKU), sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong, and with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature (HKU).

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Venezuelan short film “Mei Fung” screening and Q&A with director Dayana Gauthier

CINECLUB MEXICO: Screening of film “East Side Sushi” (2015) by director Anthony Lucero

CINECLUB MÉXICO presents film “East Side Sushi” (2015) from director Anthony Lucero.

sushi

WHEN: Thursday March 29, 2018.
TIME: 6:30 PM (If you arrive after 7 PM, please register at counter on Floor 17 to get access).
WHERE: 25th floor of Hopewell Centre Building, Wan Chai, 183 Queen´s Road East. (Consulate General of Mexico).
LANGUAGE: English and Spanish (with corresponding English Subtitles).
GENRE: Drama/Comedy
RATING: PG

SYNOPSIS
Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the ‘wrong’ race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.

TRAILER
https://youtu.be/cPWDLMFfZAg
https://youtu.be/XaMo7qN-OMg

REVIEWS
“Diana Elizabeth Torres plays an unlikely sushi chef in Anthony Lucero’s delectable writing-directing debut”, VARIETY Magazine, http://bit.ly/2FkIL6c.

94% in Rotten Tomatoes, http://bit.ly/2Fg1DqX

“In ‘East Side Sushi,’ a satisfying slice of cross-cultural life”, The Washington Post, http://wapo.st/2oQBkgT

“Torres is … delving into the cross-cultural challenges with enthusiasm”, The Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/2H7IT9l

Remember, always free entrance/popcorn.

More information: https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/CINECLUB-MEXICO/

Any questions through here, or for faster reply through eventshko@sre.gob.mx or phone +852-2511-3305

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CINECLUB MEXICO: Screening of film “East Side Sushi” (2015) by director Anthony Lucero

VI Jornadas de formación de profesores en Hong Kong

On the 9th and the 10th of March of 2018, for the sixth year in a row, the Spanish Teacher Training Conference of Hong Kong, organised by the Spanish Programme together with the Edinumen publishing house, and hosted by HKU,  attracted more than a hundred people with four plenary lectures and 21 workshops and talks given by academics, experts and educators from all over the world.

The repeated success of this event encourages us to continue celebrating it in the future.

You can visit the official website of the conference for more information, and see photographs of the event in the gallery below.

Jorn6

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on VI Jornadas de formación de profesores en Hong Kong

Spanish film “An Autumn without Berlin” screening and Q&A with director/writer Lara Izagirre

One week from now we will host the second screening of our “Crossing Borders” film series and we will have the unique oportunity to have a conversation with Lara Izagirre, writer and director of “An Autumn without Berlin” (“Un otoño sin Berlín”), a Spanish film about the return home of a young girl who has to restore the broken bounds with her loved ones.

An Autumn Without Berlin_Poster

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles (Q&A with the director in English)

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 6-9 PM 
Venue: HKU, Centennial Campus, CPD 1.21 
Moderator: Martin Juaristi

Plot: After traveling far from home in pursuit of a better future, June comes back to her hometown to try to restore broken bonds with Diego, her first love, and her father. She will try to bring back their teenage years dream of moving to Berlin. However, she will soon realize that years have changed Diego, he is now reclusive and never leaves his house.

Organized by the Spanish Programme, the Portuguese Programme and the American Studies Programme of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (HKU), sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong, and with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature (HKU).

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spanish film “An Autumn without Berlin” screening and Q&A with director/writer Lara Izagirre