May 16

HLBLL: Screening of the film Ella trabaja (She Works)

Film Screening: Ella trabaja

Ella trabaja (She Works), a film by Jesús Miguel Hernández, tells the story of a group of Cuban transvestites, the support they have been receiving from Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual (CENESEX) for years, and their struggle to find a space that will allow them to be who they chose to be and still be included in society.

Jesus Hernández is an award-winning film director and producer. His short Ella trabaja (She Works) has been screened at numerous festivals in Cuba and around the world. During his career, he has worked with directors like Fernando Pérez, Fatih Akin and Paddy Breathnach. His has been living in New York City since November, 2014, where he coordinated Documentary Fortnight at MoMA, and worked at Nantucket Film Festival and Cinema Tropical. He founded Bach Media, a company that has several projects in the USA as well as in Cuba in different stages of development. Most recently, he worked in the marketing campaigns during DOCNYC 2015 and MIFF 2016 for the film Tough the Light by Jennifer Redfearn. He also co-sponsored, with Bach Media, the Havana Film Festival in NYC.

Many thanks to our student, Wilfredo Burgos Matos, for the organization of this screening!

This event is free and open to the public

Nov 14

HLBLL Alumna and Current Student Published in New Book

This month a recent alumna and current student of the GC’s Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages Program were published in a new book: El Atlántico como frontera: Mediaciones culturales entre Cuba y España (Editorial Verbum), edited by Damaris Puñales Alpízar.

Current student Walfrido Dorta published “Negociaciones en el devocionario: Juan Ramón Jiménez y los origenistas” and recent alumna Mabel Cuesta‘s contribution is titled “El vaso Mare Altanticum o algunas estrategias para desmantelar la neocolonialización en la narrativa de Mylene Fernández Pintado.”

Congratulations to both of you. HLBLL is so proud of your hard work and accomplishments!

El atlantico como frontera

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