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Film
Mexico Gold, God and Glory
Mon and Thu, Jul 24 and 27, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50A
English, Spanish subtitles
60 pesos

Tens of thousands of years ago, several groups of nomadic hunters crossed a geological bridge in the Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska. The groups slowly spread southwards over the lands of North America. About 22,000 years ago these nomadic hunters entered the untamed territory of what is now known as Mexico. Before the arrival of Cortes in 1519, the land that would become Mexico had already seen some of the greatest leaders and warriors in the history of man. Its future was forged in the collision between the Old and the New World. The film deals with the history of ancient empires that inhabited the high valleys and rugged mountains of Mexico. Learn about the impressive ruins of Teotihuacan, Palenque, as well as relics of the Mayan and Toltec, and the mysteries of these most sophisticated civilizations, including the practice of human sacrifice. The Aztecs at one time were the most powerful people in the New World.

Opera Film
Rusalka
Mon, Jul 24, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
60 pesos

Rusalka is one of the greatest of Czech operas. Dvorak’s scoring is magnificent, edging towards the Wagnerian side of the scale and combining light and lyrics with dramatic overtones. The cast is impeccable. This film features Renée Fleming in one of her greatest roles.
Concert
South American Harp and Flamenco Guitar
Mon and Thu, Jul 24 and 27, 7:30pm
Sala Quetzal
Reloj 50A
200 pesos

As a frequent visitor to San Miguel de Allende, I never miss the opportunity to attend a concert performed by Sergio Basurto at Sala Quetzal in the Biblioteca Pública. No matter how many times I have listened to this amazing artist, I always find a new brio in his flamenco guitar and a new nostalgic thought about the places visited in Latin-American. This fabulous guitarist has the ability to transport our souls to a “Tablao” in Sevilla, where his guitar allows us to visualize the rapid accelerando tapping of a Buleria, as well as to the peaceful Paraguayan waterfalls through the glissandos of his folklore harp. This unassuming musician, who very clearly belongs to a greater hall, let’s say Carnegie, prefers to delight his audiences in San Miguel where he has found his niche among the international visitors who brighten the San Miguel atmosphere every day. Highly recommended, do not miss “Harp and Guitar” this coming Monday and Thursday, at 7:30 in Sala Quetzal.

Talk
Center for Global Justice presents
“Cuban Revolution in Motion”
By Cliff DuRand
Tue, Jul 25, 11am
Sala Quetzal
60 pesos
Cuba is re-forming its socialism. Building on the human development achieved over the past half-century and more, this brave country is boldly re-inventing its socialism. Recognizing that the state cannot do everything, it is opening up its economy to democratic worker-owned cooperatives as well as small private businesses. Foreign investment is being solicited to expand the economy. Some say that this is a step toward capitalism. Others say it is a socialism for the 21st century, based on the social consciousness of a revolutionary people that is invigorating civil society.
Cliff DuRand will discuss the challenges Cuba is facing as it seeks to design its future. Dr. DuRand has spoken and written extensively about Cuba and has led educational trips there for past three decades.
Documentary
History of México
Tue and Fri, Jul 25 and 28, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50A
60 pesos
A special thanks to Cleo Kamelhar for use of her husband Murray Kamelhar’s History of Mexico documentary.
Using the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities, artists, and events from the Olmecs to the present time, the History of Mexico comes alive.

The heroic Mexican people triumphantly survived their victories and defeats against overwhelming odds, through tragedy and determination. The History of Mexico covers a period of more than three millennia. First populated more than 13,000 years ago, the territory had complex indigenous civilizations before being conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. One important aspect of Mesoamerican civilizations was their development of a form of writing, proving that Mexico’s written history stretches back hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519.

Film
La Historia En La Mirada

Tue, Jul 25, 5pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50A
60 pesos

These documentary images have been digitally restored, rescued, and preserved by the Cinematheque UNAM, with support from the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The film portrays Mexico prior to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution, from the end of the Porfiriato era with its social turmoil, the short-lived government of Madero, and the presence of the popular classes portrayed by Villa and Zapata, until the signing of the Constitution 1917. The film displays moving images recorded by the Alva brothers during the actual events.


Talk
Center for Global Justice presents
“The Future of NAFTA”
By Andrés Barreda Marín

Wed, Jul 26, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50A
60 pesos

In anticipation of Trump’s promised revamping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA or TLCAN in Spanish), many social movement organizations from Mexico, the US and Canada have been working together to insist on broad democratic participation in defining the terms of any new treaty. Central to these efforts is broad public discussion of the current agreement, what it has meant for the people of the three countries, and ways it could be changed for the better (rather than changed for the worse as per Trump’s intentions.)

Andrés Barreda, a Professor of Economics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and chair of the Mexico Chapter of the People’s Popular Tribunal which has held hearings across Mexico on the impact of NAFTA, will present an assessment of NAFTA from the Mexican perspective, along with some prospects for renegotiation.