Filmmaker Cecilia Barriga to visit UNL

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September 30, 2015

Born 1957 in Chile, Cecilia Barriga has divided her residence between Spain, Chile and other countries since 1977. For the past 25 years, she has worked in various visual formats including video art, documentary and feature film. She has produced 11 video performances, experimental documentaries or films shown in art museums and exhibitions. She has written and directed one feature film, 16 documentaries, five experimental pieces, and three short films.

Her work deals with gender, transgender issues, and social movements. Her experimental queer piece, Meeting of Two Queens (1991), has been exhibited at the MOMA (NY), the Whitney, Reina Sofia, and Guggenheim Museums, and at many universities around the world.

On October 9 at 10:30 am her film, “Three Moments, A Shout” (Spain, USA, Chile, 2013) will be shown at the Mary Riepma Ross Arts Center (South Theater). This documentary discusses Occupy Wall Street, the Spanish Indignados and Chilean student protests as parallel events (Spanish and English with English subtitles). Cecilia Barriga will be at the viewing to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.

During her visit to Lincoln Cecilia Barriga will be meeting privately with a group of graduate students. She will also be giving a workshop open to all undergraduate students on October 7 at 2:30 pm in the LL102 auditorium.

Cecilia Barriga’s American tour is sponsored by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University, Princeton University, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Carleton College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Cecilia Barriga’s visit is sponsored by the following UNL units: the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Film Studies Program of the Department of English, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Institute for Ethnic Studies