The Social Science Research Center is co-sponsoring the event “Hacia un Enfoque/Shifting Focus: Race and Gender in Cuban Film”, which is to take place May 17-18th at the DePaul Art Museum. Faciliatator and curator Karina Paz Ernand will screen one of Cuba’s most prestigious film festivals “La Muestra Joven de Cine Cubano”. Ernand is a Professor of Audiovisual Studies at La Universidad de la Habana and the Institute of Fine Arts in Cuba. The film festival is a highly anticipated cinema competition that spotlights the up and coming vanguard of young directors on the island. The screening will take place on Tuesday May 17, from 6-8 pm at the DePaul Art Museum.
Additionally, there will also be a panel on Wednesday May 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm on the topic: Acercando a Una Miranda: Critical Interventions of Race and Gender in Latin American/Caribbean Media. The panel will take place in the DePaul Art Museum (at 935 W. Fullerton Ave) and refreshments will be served.