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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Home Out of Place: seminar by poet Aurelio Asiain

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Home Out of Place.
Writing, reading, translating and teaching as forms of exile

Date: 28 Feb 2018 (Wed)
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Abstract:
The number of Mexican writers living abroad has never been as high as it is now. We can find them in several countries, although preferred places have definitely shifted from Paris to American cities, and from attics to humanities departments. But then, as Felipe Fernandez Armesto has argued, the United States has always been a Hispanic nation and is increasily becoming a Latin American country. Living in Japan implies a very different experience for a Mexican writer, even in an age when internet connects us instantly and globally. It has changed my practice of writing, my ideas on translation and surely my identity.

Bio
Aurelio Asiain (1960) is a Mexican poet, essayist, critic and translator living in Japan since 2002. For fifteen years editor in chief of the literary monthly magazine Vuelta, directed by Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, after Paz’ death Asiain founded a literary quarterly: Paréntesis (1999-2002). From 2002 to 2007 he served as cultural attaché of the Embassy of Mexico in Tokyo. Since then he has been a professor at Kansai Gaidai University. His 17 books include poetry, essays, translations, anthologies. Most recent are Japón en Octavio Paz and a Spanish version of the Hyakunin-isshu: Centena de cien poetas.

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La Pingo’s Orquesta in HK

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El Consulado General de México se enorgullece en presentar a la banda mexicana La Pingo’s Orquesta en su debut asiático en Hong Kong, previo a su presentación en el prestigioso festival JavaJazz de Yakarta.
 
La Pingo’s Orquesta ofrecerá un concierto único en el Fringe Club (salón Fringe Dairy) de esta ciudad el próximo 1 de marzo a las 8:00 pm.  La página web del Fringe Club ofrece mayor información del concierto: http://www.hkfringeclub.com/en/whatson/1244-La+Pingo%27s+Orquesta+in+Hong+Kong.html .
 
De acuerdo con la biografía de la banda en www.lapingosorquesta.com:
 
“La Pingo’s Orquesta es una agrupación de jazz mexicano y world music. Se fundó en Aguascalientes, México, en 2012. Surge de las calles de la ciudad, donde era común verle tocar en plazas y banquetas del Centro Histórico, pasando por el circuito de cafés y bares de la ciudad, hasta convertirse en una propuesta cultural sólida, que hoy participa en importantes foros y festivales. Sus integrantes son: Marco Gregoire (contrabajo), Claudio Gardea (batería), Cristian Bautista (violín), Gerardo Castmu (Guitarra), Edgar Estrada (Clarinete y José Guadalupe Lara (trompeta).
 
La propuesta musical de la banda implica la fusión de diversos géneros y estilos como la música clásica, el jazz manouche, el swing, el tango, la música balcánica, el rock, la música tradicional mexicana y el folclor latinoamericano.  En la composición de los temas, la banda logra plasmar todo el bagaje musical de cada uno de sus integrantes, definiéndose a sí misma, más allá de cualquier estilo o, mejor aún, definiéndose como una diversidad de estilos en una colorida propuesta”.
 
Los invitamos a disfrutar del talento de estos destacados músicos mexicanos en Hong Kong y difundir el concierto entre aquellas personas interesadas en al jazz y la cultura de México.
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Language Assistantships for HK Students in Spain

Are you a Spanish Major or are you in the last year of your Spanish Major studies?

Are you interested in living in Spain for a year teaching your culture and your language to Spanish students?

Then maybe you should apply for a  Language Assistant position before the 6th of April 2018!

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Información general

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Crossing Borders: Iberian American Film Series

 

Crossing Borders: The many faces of the struggle for a better life in the Iberian American world 

Que horas ela volta?/The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert, 2015, Brazil,). Date: 7 Feb 2018 (Wed), 6:00 pm, reception, screening and post-screening discussion with the director via Skype. Venue:  CPD 2.58, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (exit C1 of HKU MTR).

Un otoño sin Berlín/An Autumn without Berlin (Lara Izagirre, 2015, Spain). Date: March 21, 2018 (Wed), 6:00 pm, reception, screening+ post-screeningdiscussion with the director via Skype. Venue: CPD 1.21, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (exit C1 of HKU MTR).

Mei Fung (short film by Dayana Gauthier, 2013, Venezuela). 6:30 screening + post-screening discussion with the director via Skype.). Date: 3 April 2018. Venue: CPD 2.42, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (exit C1 of HKU MTR).

Los que se quedan/Those Who Remain (Carlos Hagerman & Juan Carlos Rulfo, 2008, Mexico). Date: 9 April 2018 (Mon), 6:30 Mexican tequila and beer; 7:00 pm starts screening. Venue: CPD 2.58, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (exit C1 of HKU MTR).

Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017, USA)Date: 19 April 2018 (Thu), reception at 6:30; 7:00 pm starts screening. Venue: LG 18, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (exit C1 of HKU MTR).

 
Watch out for our next announcements!
 
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.
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