April 12, 2023 5:00 PM
The women known as Madan Sara in Haiti work tirelessly to buy, distribute, and sell food and other essentials in markets through the country. Despite the obstacles faced by the women working in a sector that lacks investment, infrastructure and state assistance, the Madan Sara continue to be one of the most critical parts of the Haitian economy and of who we are as a country.
March 20, 2023 6:00 PM
When director Jasmin Mara López sees a photo of her niece with her grandfather, she is flooded by painful memories of her own childhood sexual abuse at his hands—and the following 24 years of her silence. Through archival family footage and intimate moments in the present, Silent Beauty confronts painful truths while revealing the beauty one can feel when they reach the other side of grief. Join us for a screening of this cinematically striking and poetic documentary and a revelatory conversation with Jasmin after the show.
March 28, 2023 10:00 AM
Co-sponsored by: Cuban Heritage Collection and Emilio Bacardí Moreau Chair in Cuba and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Tulane University, Atlanta Global Studies Center, The Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University
"Identity is not as transparent or unproblematic as we think. Perhaps instead of thinking of identity as an already accomplished fact, which the new cultural practices then represent, we should think, instead, of identity as a “production,” within, not outside, representation."
March 09, 2023 2:00 PM
This work-in-progress workshop by the Mexican Studies Research Collective will feature Tulane University Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Olivia Cosentino, and Dustin Dill. Participants can register for the Zoom workshop. One week prior (3/2), attendees will receive Cosentino’s text, “Angélica María’s alegría: Stardom and Idealized Youth in 1960s Mexico,” part of her monograph-in-progress, Starscapes: Youth, Modernity, and Media in Mexico. Dr. Paul Julian Smith (CUNY) will respond before feedback and conversation open up to the audience.
March 01, 2023 6:00 PM
"In Santiago de Cuba, rival conga bands scour the sparse marketplace for materials to create show-stopping numbers for the annual Carnival competition. O’Reilly’s film follows young, innovative Lazaro, who is determined to beat “the Shark,” his older and more establishment-favored competitor. Tensions build and tempers flare as the government restrictions and scarcity of present-day Cuba come to bear on one of the world’s poorest Carnivals. " – Jaie Laplante.
The film screening will be followed by Q and A with the executive producers, Tomás Montoya González, and Antonia Zennaro,
November 08, 2022 5:45 PM
As usual we are a sponsor of the NOFF this year and it’s a great lineup. The list of films being sponsored by the Stone Center and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is below. This year there are three ways to watch the festival: virtually, in-person, or both!
November 06, 2022 2:15 PM
October 20, 2022 5:30 PM
Join the Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience for a screening of Children of the Inquisition: Their Story Can Now Be Told. This documentary film takes the viewer on a journey unearthing 500 years of hidden history, following the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions. Through the discoveries of their families’ flights to safety, characters come to understand how their ancestors shaped history and how a perilous past shaped their identities.
October 11, 2022 7:00 PM
GIVE LIGHT: Stories from Indigenous Midwives brings the voice of Indigenous Midwives to the maternity care dialogue.
April 05, 2022 6:00 PM
Tulane University's Mellon Sawyer Seminar invites you to a free film screening of CJ Hunt’s The Neutral Ground (2021), a documentary film about memory, monuments, and how to break up with the confederacy. The event will be held in Stone Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane University’s uptown campus. It is free and open to the public and will follow all COVID-19 guidelines as put forth by the university here.