image from CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font

CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC In Spanish Reception to Follow Born in 1982, Cezanne Cardona Morales is a novelist, short story writer, professor, and columnist. In 2009 he won one of the Puerto Rico’s most prestigious literary awards, the Short Story Prize of the newspaper El Nuevo Día.

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SIMPOSIO | Regímenes de alteración: Literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida

2 y 3 de Noviembre, 2018 En Auditorio KJCC / 53 Washington Square South, NYC La historia moderna y contemporánea provee ejemplos múltiples de la preocupación literaria por la alteración sensorial inducida por los psicoactivos, tema recurrente en las discusiones sobre la estética, las políticas del cuerpo y el gobierno de la vida. De ahí que, hasta hace un par de décadas, las investigaciones en este campo de reflexión insistieran frecuentemente en las genealogías de la droga como un “tropo” o una “retórica”, atendiendo particularmente a los vínculos entre la experimentación sensorial y las ideologías de la modernidad literaria o artística.

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Film Screening: 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC 68 Voices is a series of animated shorts that retell 68 indigenous stories narrated their native tongues. Created by Gabriella Badillo under the premise that “no one can love what they do not know,” 68 voices seeks to strengthen bonds between indigenous and non-indigenous language speakers; fostering pride in the indigenous communities that make up Mexico’s cultural richness.

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Film Screening: El verdugo (The Executioner)

Luis Garcia Berlanga’s black-comedy masterpiece of 1963, _El verdugo_ critiques Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job. Influenced by Italian neorealism, this caustic film depicts what Berlanga called “the invisible traps that society sets up for us”. A personal attack on both capital punishment and Fascist Spain, it evaded the state censors and is now regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.

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Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide)

La Grieta (The Divide) by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017, 76’) Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 1st Public Lecture: Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor

Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor Introduction and Screening by Julio Ramos Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include _Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX_ (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as _Divergent Modernities_ in 2002), _Paradojas de la letra_ (1996, 2007), and _Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual_ (2012).

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Juana I

This reading will introduce the bilingual edition of Ana Arzoumanian’s _Juana I_ to American audiences. Arzoumanian’s genre-defying tour de force is delivered via a trance-like, first person narration that collapses time and space. It is both a love poem to and poetic justice for Juana of Castile, aka “Juana la Loca” the mad queen of Spain. Performed in Spanish and English by Gabriel Amor and Ana Arzoumanian and preceded by a short animated film.

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Panel discussion | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Conversation on the exhibit Miradas Paralelas/Parallel Looks. Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror with curator Zara Fernández; photographers Soledad Córdoba (Spain) and Gohar Dashti (Iran); and Carmen Fernández-Távora, deputy director of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation. The discussion will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in both languages. “Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror,” curated by Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo, provides the platform for the first encounter between female photographers from Iran and Spain who, despite their distant origins, surprise us with their affinities.

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Exhibit | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

ON VIEW from Tuesday, September 18 until Sunday, December 9, 2018. Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror, provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities. Curators Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo’s sharp look has brought together in six well-differentiated couples. Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba’s symbolic universe; Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan, an authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings; the luminous papers, the profound colors that cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits; weightless presences move through Ghazaleh Hedayat and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos; and disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, stories of fragility and solitude in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs.

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image from KJCC welcomes Prof. Julio Ramos, Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

KJCC welcomes Prof. Julio Ramos, Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as Divergent Modernities in 2002), Paradojas de la letra (1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012). In 1990 Ramos edited and introduced Amor y anarquía: los escritos de Luisa Capetillo.

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Exhibit | Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

On view at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center | February 23- Extended to June 2nd., 2018 (Picture: Édouard Duval-Carrié | Queen Candace and The Three Kings) Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together over a dozen contemporary artists working across a range of media to interpret an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary. Authorities found the “Book of Paintings” in 1812 during the investigation into a major antislavery conspiracy.

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Video Interview | Keila Grinberg - Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Keila Grinberg, Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). Meet her along this filmed interview, where she explains more of her current research about illegal enslavement in Brazil, in preparation for her first public lecture on this topic to be carried out on Tuesday, February 27, 2018: ‘Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America’.

image from NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2018

NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2018

Keila Grinberg joins NYU as the Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin AmericanCultures and Civilizations. She is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). She has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University (2009) and the University of Michigan (2011⁄2012), and a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2015⁄2016).

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image from NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Residence for Fall 2017

NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Residence for Fall 2017

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco joins NYU as the King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Fall 2017. Jiménez-Blanco is a distinguished Spanish art historian, whose main field of interest is the relationship between art and politics in 20th century Spain. Since 1995 she has been a faculty member of the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and from 2002 to 2006 she taught at the Departament d’Humanitats of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

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image from Tuesday, June 13, 7pm | Panel: The Performing Arts in Spanish in New York

Tuesday, June 13, 7pm | Panel: The Performing Arts in Spanish in New York

New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to present, in collaboration with Consulado de España en Nueva York and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, The Performing Arts in New York (Las Artes Escénicas en Nueva York). This panel discussion will be held in Spanish and will bring together performing arts professionals providing access and practical advice and sharing insights and strategies to strengthen their artistic practice.

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image from Thursday, June 1st, 6pm | Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

Thursday, June 1st, 6pm | Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, Editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, Fashion Designer and Multimedia Artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, Video Game Artist. With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program. The event, which will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages, is free and open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 7pm | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

Cuba is currently in the throes of unparalleled change. Cubans are encountering U.S. citizens as new tourists to their country while Americans are being transformed by their recent engagement with the island. The mystique of change and the intensity of encounter rarely afford U.S. audiences a deep knowledge of contemporary Cuban culture in its sophistication, tradition and breadth. Cuban cinema is a powerful force that can help to shape the moment.

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MONDAY, MAY 15 - 6pm | Feminism, Culture, Politics: A Conversation about #NiUnaMenos Argentina

With Marta Dillon, Verónica Gago and Cecilia Palmeiro In the last decade, a powerful movement against femicide and gender inequality reignited and transformed public conversations on feminism and politics. The #NiUnaMenos movement in Argentina and Latin America has been a laboratory of these new discourses and forms of intervention. Marta Dillon, Verónica Gago and Cecilia Palmeiro –activists of #NiUnaMenos– will discuss the history and perspective of the movement in a public conversation in Spanish and English.

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image from FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30pm | KJCC Poetry Series in The Literary Mews Festival - Female Writers And Resistance

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30pm | KJCC Poetry Series in The Literary Mews Festival - Female Writers And Resistance

KJCC Poetry Series, curated by Lila Zemborain, presents the discussion “Female Writers And Resistance” in the context of The Literary Mews Festival, NYU’s initiative for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: “This timely conversation will focus on the writer’s individual approaches to activism and resistance in writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer.”

image from TUESDAY, MAY 2nd, 6:30pm | Panel 4 - Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes

TUESDAY, MAY 2nd, 6:30pm | Panel 4 - Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes

_This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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image from Wednesday, April 26 - 7pm: KJCC Poetry Series - Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz

Wednesday, April 26 - 7pm: KJCC Poetry Series - Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz

Migrant Poetry: Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz. Andrea Cote | Gloria Gervitz. Andrea Cote. Colombia, 1981. Es autora de Cosas frágiles (2010), Una fotógrafa al desnudo (2005),Blanca Varela o la escritura de la soledad (2004) y el libro objeto Chinatown a toda hora, en colaboración con los artistas Adalberto Camperos y Davian Martínez. Ha obtenido el Premio Nacional de Poesía Universidad Externado de Colombia (2003), Premio Internacional de poesía Puentes de Struga (2005), Premio Cittá de Castrovillari 2010 a la edición italiana de Porto in Cenere.

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image from Monday, April 24, 6.30pm | Panel 4: Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

Monday, April 24, 6.30pm | Panel 4: Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

_This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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image from THURSDAY, April 20, 6.30pm | The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

THURSDAY, April 20, 6.30pm | The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

From the AIDS epidemic in New York to the politics of human rights in Buenos Aires, activists in the Americas of the late 1980s fought against state policies that defined which human lives should be protected and which lives could be abandoned. These activists created a politics of the precarious that revealed and contested conditions of vulnerability, exposure and survival suffered by citizens who were subject to the dictates of the state.

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image from MONDAY, APRIL 17 6:30pm | Civic Empowerment through Journalism - A conversation with Montse Armengou & Richard Schweid

MONDAY, APRIL 17 6:30pm | Civic Empowerment through Journalism - A conversation with Montse Armengou & Richard Schweid

Award-winning journalists Richard Schweid (Oscar nominee for the movie “Balseros”, 2002) and Montse Armengou - NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization Spring 2017- will discuss the potential of documentary films and investigative journalism as means of civic empowerment. Excerpts from their works “Do You Really Know What You Eat?” and “Pill In Search Of An Illness” will be screened during the event.

image from WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 - 7pm | CWS: Things That Will Be Effaced Due To Earth’s Rotation (Poems, image and sound) - Agustín Fernández Mallo

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 - 7pm | CWS: Things That Will Be Effaced Due To Earth’s Rotation (Poems, image and sound) - Agustín Fernández Mallo

Spoken word performance featuring Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo. Introduced by Laura Rojas. Agustin Fernandez Mallo _Agustín Fernández Mallo. _La Coruña, 1967. En el 2000 acuñó el término Poesía Pospoética –conexiones entre la literatura y las ciencias-. Con Postpoesía, hacia un Nuevo paradigm, fue finalista del Premio Anagrama de Ensayo 2009. En 2006 publicó su primera novela Nocilla Dream. A raíz de esa obra se empezó a acuñar el término Generación Nocilla para todo un grupo de autores.

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image from TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30pm | Montse Armengou's "Victims of Franquismo" Series - 2nd Panel

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30pm | Montse Armengou's "Victims of Franquismo" Series - 2nd Panel

_This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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image from Wednesday, March 29, 7pm - KJCC Poetry Series | Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé

Wednesday, March 29, 7pm - KJCC Poetry Series | Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé

Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé. Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus and Lila Zemborain. Graciela Huiano | Carmen Olle | Carmen Berenguer. Carmen Berenguer. Ha publicado los poemarios Bobby Sands desfallece en el muro, Huellas de siglo, A media asta, Sayal de pieles, Naciste pintada, Mama Marx, y La casa de la poesía. Además de editora, es performer. Su más reciente libro, Mi lai, será publicado en inglés durante 2017.

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A-FEST: Encuentro de Escritores Latinoamericanos en Nueva York

PROGRAM All the events are free and bilingual (Spanish/English), unless otherwise noted. Monday, March 27 Work Group A | Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) {53 Washington Square South} - Room 112 - Portrait Room **9:00 am - Coffee **9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Session A1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Feminismo y femenino en la literatura Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Carmen Berenguer, Carmen Ollé **1:30 pm – 4 pm (in English) | Session A2: Creating concepts for today.

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image from Wednesday, March 22, 7pm | CWS: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

Wednesday, March 22, 7pm | CWS: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

Presentation of Puerto Rican essayist and novelist Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. Introduced by Rubén Ríos Ávila. BIO _Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. Puerto Rico, 1946. Autor de Cartagena (finalista del Premio Planeta-Joaquín Mortiz en 1994), El camino de Yyaloide (1994), Sol de Medianoche (1995, galardonada con el Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura de Puerto Rico en el 2001). Las obras de la próxima década son: Elogio de la fonda (2000), Caribeños (2002) y Mapa de una pasión literaria (2003).

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image from The Emergency Lectures: "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?" Thursday, March 9th, 6: 30 PM

The Emergency Lectures: "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?" Thursday, March 9th, 6: 30 PM

Prof. Jo Labanyi inaugurates “The Emergency Lectures” with “The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?” Professor Jo Labanyi is a distinguished cultural historian of Modern Spain and Spanish cinema. She is the Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU. More on the Series: The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture and Resistance

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image from Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm - Panel 1 | Sites of Memory and Voices of the Past: Why Visit Them, Why Listen to Them

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm - Panel 1 | Sites of Memory and Voices of the Past: Why Visit Them, Why Listen to Them

With Jordi Guixé, Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona; and Luis Martín Cabrera, Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project, University of California, San Diego Organized by Montserrat Armengou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization (**) as part of the panel series Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes.__ Jordi Guixé and Luis Martín-Cabrera.

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Panel Series | Victims Of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes

Organized by Montse Armengou | Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Wednesday, February 22, 7pm - "Autocinema": Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s collection

On Wednesday 22, at 7pm, KJCC will host the discussion “Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s recent collection”. A bilingual edition translated by New York-based poet and translator Mark Weiss will be presented, in dialogue with Mariela Dreyfus. Introduced by Luis Madrigal. Bios Gaspar Orozco. Chihuahua, México, 1971. Ha publicado los libros Abrir fuego, el volumen colectivo, El silencio de lo que cae y Notas del País de Z. Ha traducido poemas chinos de la dinastía Tang y poetas de lengua inglesa.

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image from Thursday, February 16, 6.30pm | "The Museum of the Old Colony" Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, February 16, 6.30pm | "The Museum of the Old Colony" Roundtable Discussion

A discussion engaging the exhibit called “The Museum of the Old Colony”, conceived by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano and now on view until March 16th at KJCC, and taking up the politics of representation in photography, the cultural impact of colonialism, and the image repertoires and national imaginaries of Puerto Rico. Panel Arlene Davila - Cultural Anthropologist, New York University David Gonzalez - Journalist, Sidestreet Columnist, Editor, LensBlog, The New York Times Nelson Rivera - Artist/Curator, University of Puerto Rico Erika P.

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image from ​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Montse Armengou

​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Montse Armengou

“I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!” (Armengou/Belis, Spain, 2013) Q&A with Montse Armegou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the _Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen)_, a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government. The place is a symbol of the dictatorship.

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