Flickering Landscapes Conference - The Image of Migration: Landscapes and People
March 28-30, 2019
The Gallery at Center for Emerging Media: 500 Bentley St, Orlando, FL 32801
The public is invited to attend this conference and all events associated with it free of charge. The conference brings together scholars and filmmakers to address how moving images depict the relationship between human migration and place. Our definition of migration encompasses any movement of peoples, including migration within nations or across national boundaries. The variety of the spaces migrants move across demands that we define place in the broadest terms possible: land, and sea, and the built environment. For more details visit our website: flickeringlandsc.cah.ucf.edu/. Registration is free and is requested to help us plan for seating and refreshments.
Keynote speaker Luis Argueta: "Transformational Immigrant Stories: Changing Minds, One Heart At A Time"
The Bridge at The Gallery at Center for Emerging Media: 500 Bentley St, Orlando, FL 32801
Friday, March 29, 7:00-9:00 pm
Luis Argueta is a film director and producer, who has been telling transnational immigrant stories since 1977. His work spans features, documentaries, shorts and episodic TV. He has also worked as commercial director, lecturer and teacher in the United States, Europe and throughout the Americas. Born and raised in Guatemala, Argueta is a US Citizen and has been a resident of New York since 1977. His feature film The Silence of Neto (1994), the coming of age story of a 12 year-old boy in 1954 Cold War-Guatemala, is the first Guatemalan film internationally recognized and the first Guatemalan production ever to be submitted to the Academy Awards. The Guardian listed Mr. Argueta as one of Guatemala’s National Living Icons, alongside Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and Singer/Songwriter Ricardo Arjona. Luis Argueta is the first and only filmmaker to be awarded Guatemala’s Orden del Quetzal in the degree of Grand Officer and is the recipient of the 2019 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award.
Mr. Argueta will be joined in a discussion of his work by a distinguished panel of scholars, including Esteban Loustaunau (Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures, Assumption College) Lauren Shaw (Spanish, Elmira College) and Jared List (Modern Languages, Doane University), all of whom helped produce the recent edited volume, Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film (University Press of Florida, 2019).
The Center for Humanities and Digital Research, The Nicholson School of Communications and Media, and the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida
The Office of Research, The College of Graduate Studies, CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment), The Department of English, The Department of History, The College of Arts and Humanities, FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy), The Center for Humanities and Digital Research, The Nicholson School of Communications and Media, The Puerto Rico Research Hub, and The Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida