7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 4th, 2011
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre & SCA West Lobby

Free of charge and open to the public, no RSVP or reservations necessary, Seating is first-come, first-serve.

For further details: http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11507

About Colombian Avant-Garde Animation

Join us for a Visions & Voices event featuring rarely-seen animation by Colombia’s foremost experimental animation pioneers, Carlos Santa and Cecilia Traslavina, and two of their students, Diana Menestry and Juan Camilo Gonzalez. Exploding with powerful metaphors, surreal landscapes, and haunting images, these imaginative animated films were created within a context of a country ravaged by war, illustrating the philosophical and mental struggles of its people in conflict. These innovative experimental films utilize a range of animation techniques, from rotoscoping to under-the-camera animation, challenging concepts of traditional cinema.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Santa, Traslavina, and their former student and current USC MFA student Juan Camilo Gonzalez; international media scholar Dr. Cristina Venegas; and moderator Dr. Janeann Dill. The conversation will investigate artistic practice within the context of war and the role of the artist in politics. Following the panel, a reception in the School of Cinematic Arts West Lobby will feature typical Colombian foods such as empanadas and bunuelos, and classic Colombian music.

A website http://www.animamob.com/ will feature a blog detailing information on the event.

Contact : Lisa Mann emann@usc.edu