Oct
14
Wed
Ukamau y Ké @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ukamau y Ké
Year: 2017
Running time: 87 min.
Country: Bolivia Bolivia
Director: Andrés Ramírez
Screenwriter: Andrés Ramírez, Xiana Yago, Miko Meloni
Music: Taller La Bola, Ukamau y Ké
Cinematography: Miko Meloni
Cast: Documentary, Abraham Bojórquez
Producer: Co-production Bolivia-Ecuador;
Genre: Documentary | Music Documentary

Abraham Bojórquez, known as Ukamau and Ké, developed the so-called ¨hip hop¨ in the Aymara language and with his rebel lyrics he shook Latin American society at the beginning of the 21st century. He died violently on the cusp of his musical career the day he finished recording his second album. Years later, his friend, the rapper and Ecuadorian director Andrés Ramírez, returns to Bolivia to look for him through the Andean circular temporality and reveal the reasons for his death.

Ukamau y Ké
Abraham Bojórquez, conocido como Ukamau y Ké, desarrolló el llamado hip hop en lengua aymara y con su lírica rebelde estremeció a la sociedad latinoamericana de inicios del siglo XXI. Murió violentamente en la cúspide de su carrera musical el día en que terminó la grabación de su segundo disco. Años después, su amigo, el rapero y director ecuatoriano Andrés Ramírez, regresa a Bolivia para buscarlo a través de la temporalidad circular andina y develar las razones de su muerte.

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.

 

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.

Nov
11
Wed
El sueño del Mara’akame @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mara’akame Dreams
Year: 2016
Running time: 90 min.
Country: Mexico
Director: Federico Cecchetti
Screenwriter: Federico Cecchetti
Music: Emiliano Motta
Cinematography: Iván Hernández
Cast: Antonio Parra, Luciano Bautista, Adrián Carreón
Producer: Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC) / IMCINE / Estudios Churubusco Azteca
Genre: Drama | Music
Awards
2016: 2 Ariel Awards: Best First Work & Score. 12 Nominations

Nieri is a young Huichol indian whose dream of travelling with his music band to play in a concert in Mexico City faces opposition from his father, who is a Mara´akame (Huichol chaman) and has different plans for his son. He must find the Blue Deer in his dreams in order to become a Mara´akame himself and learn this healing tradition. Nieri travels to Mexico city where he gets lost but finally finds his vision.

El sueño del Mara’akame
Nieri es un joven huichol cuyo sueño es viajar con su banda musical a tocar en un concierto en la gran Ciudad de México, pero su padre, un Mara´akame (chamán huichol), tiene otros planes para él, pues debe seguir su tradición y encontrar al venado azul en sus sueños, para así poder aprender a sanar y convertirse en un Mara´akame. Nieri viaja a la gran ciudad donde al estar completamente perdido encontrará su visión.

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.