Sep
23
Wed
Riu, what the songs tell @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Riu, what the songs tell
Year: 2017
Running time: 71 min.
Country: Chile Chile
Director: Pablo Berthelon
Screenwriter: Lissette Orozco
Cinematography: Germán Liñero
Cast: Documentary
Producer: Carnada Films
Genre: Documentary | Small Town Life (Non-North American)

The documentary “Riu”, which in the Rapanui language means song, is the spiritual and physical journey of the last heiress of the ancestral culture of oral tradition that remains on Easter Island. María Elena Hotus, a 70-year-old woman who works as a composer, performer, and teacher of different vocal techniques, has decided to pass on her legacy before she dies.

This movie is presented in collaboration with Consulate General of Chile in Houston.

Riu, lo que cuentan los cantos
El documental “Riu”, que en lengua rapanui significa canción, es el viaje espiritual y físico de la última heredera de la cultura ancestral de tradición oral que queda en la isla de pascua. María Elena Hotus, una anciana de 70 años que se desempeña como compositora, intérprete, y maestra de diferentes técnicas vocales, ha tomado la decisión de dejar su legado antes de morir.

Esta película es presentada en colaboración con el Consulado General de Chile en Houston.

ABOUT Our Music, More Than a Language
Wednesday´s Movie Night

In order to recognize the diversity of musical expressions in the region, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Our Music, More Than a Language, a selection of 16 contemporary Latin American films.
The inspiration of this film series is the music. Through different cinematographic proposals, we invite the public to discover the diversity of rhythms and the existing cultural heritage of the region. Extensive geography and cultural diversity are unified through a single language: music.
The film series consists of 16 films grouped into four parts:

CREATIVE WOMEN: Selection of films that recognize outstanding female creators and musical performers.
TO DANCE: Selection of films that emphasize music and dance as an expression.
MUSIC WITH STORIES: Selection of films whose main axis is a biographical story linked to music.
ORIGINAL SOUNDS: Selection of documentaries whose central theme is the music or sound of the Native peoples of the Americas.

Usually, we encourage a public discussion after each film.

Oct
28
Wed
Those Who Come, Will Hear @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Those Who Come, Will Hear
Original Title: Ceux qui viendront, L’entendront
Year: 2018
Running time: 77 min.
Country: Canada Canada
Director: Simon Plouffe
Screenwriter: Simon Plouffe
Cinematography: Gabi Kislat, Simon Plouffe
Cast: Documentary, Lynne Trépanier, Mélanie Gauthier, Cyril Borseaux, Simon Plouffe, Simon Léveillé, Shikuan Shetush Vollant
Producer: Les Films de L’Autre
Genre: Documentary

Those Who Come, Will Hear proposes a unique meeting with the speakers of several indigenous and Inuit languages of Quebec – all threatened with extinction. The film starts with the discovery of these unsung tongues through listening to the daily life of those who still speak them today. Buttressed by an exploration and creation of archives, the film allows us to better understand the musicality of these languages and reveals the cultural and human importance of these venerable oral traditions by nourishing a collective reflection on the consequences of their disappearance.

Los Que Vendrán, Lo Oirán
La película comienza con el descubrimiento de lenguas desconocidas al escuchar la vida cotidiana de aquellos que todavía las hablan en la actualidad. Afianzado
por una exploración y creación de archivos fílmicos que registran lenguas indígenas, la película nos permite comprender la musicalidad de estas lenguas y su importancia cultural, generando una reflexión colectiva sobre las consecuencias de su desaparición.

ABOUT Our Music, More Than a Language
Wednesday´s Movie Night

In order to recognize the diversity of musical expressions in the region, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Our Music, More Than a Language, a selection of 16 contemporary Latin American films.
The inspiration of this film series is the music. Through different cinematographic proposals, we invite the public to discover the diversity of rhythms and the existing cultural heritage of the region. Extensive geography and cultural diversity are unified through a single language: music.
The film series consists of 16 films grouped into four parts:

CREATIVE WOMEN: Selection of films that recognize outstanding female creators and musical performers.
TO DANCE: Selection of films that emphasize music and dance as an expression.
MUSIC WITH STORIES: Selection of films whose main axis is a biographical story linked to music.
ORIGINAL SOUNDS: Selection of documentaries whose central theme is the music or sound of the Native peoples of the Americas.

Usually, we encourage a public discussion after each film.