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Filméxico 2021

Dates: November 15-18
Location: Virtual at SLFS and @Broadway Cinema Center

Filméxico 2021 lineup will feature prominent works by Afro Mexican and Indigenous filmmakers, as well as seasoned, new and local talent. We will also present a series of panel discussions with Mexican filmmakers, Utah community leaders and cultural binational specialists and allies.

Boca de Culebra / Snake’s Mouth, Dir. Adriana Otero 

(You met her in Filméxico 2021 with her multi awarded film “What Happened to the Bees?”)

Chicán (chi´kaan), Mayan word that means ‘snake's mouth’, is a small Mayan community in the south of Yucatan where for generations its inhabitants have been born with a particular characteristic and share the same surnames. This documentary portrays the life of a family from that place and their resilience in a village where tradition will continue unless someone breaks the cycle.

Negra / Black Woman, Dir. Medhin Tewolde 

(You met her in Salt Lake Film Society’s Sundance 2021 Panels)

“Negra” shows the director in her search of exploring what it means to inhabit Mexico as a black woman. It tells the story of five afro-descendant women from southern Mexico, exposing racism, resistance and processes of self-acceptance, strategies for transcending stereotypes, and the celebration of their identity.

La Felicidad en la que vivo / The happiness in which I live, Dir. Carlos Morales  

(You met him in Sundance Film Festival 2017 and at the ‘Symphonie of a Sad Sea’ community conversation co-presented by The Consulate of Mexico and Salt Lake Film Society)

Building an asylum for the LGBT + community is the dream of Samantha, an 88-year-old trans woman. The happiness in which she lives is an emotional story that evokes reflection on inclusion. Samantha tells what her life has been like, love, family, old age but above all the importance of continuing to have dreams as incentives to continue on the final stage of life.

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El Códice Florentino: Vida y Arte del mundo Náhuatl

Date: November 15
Time: 7 pm MT
Location: Facebook Live
Este evento será en español.

El Consulado de México en Salt Lake City en coordinación con la Universidad de Utah y el Museo de Arte del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACMA) presenta el evento virtual “El Códice Florentino: Vida y Arte del mundo Náhuatl”. La vida del pueblo prehispánico Náhuatl fue arduamente documentado por Fray Bernardino de Sahagún junto a escribas, gramatistas y pintores locales. La obra resultante fue denominada “Historia general de las cosas de la Nueva España” comúnmente conocido como “El Códice Florentino”. En la actividad cultural participarán dos extraordinarios ponentes de distintas instituciones: 

  • Dra. Diana Magaloni Kerpel, investigadora del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas de la UNAM y Directora del programa de “Art of the Ancient Americas” en el Museo de Arte del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACMA) presentará la ponencia intitulada “Colores del nuevo mundo: los artistas y escritores del Códice Florentino” 
  • Dr. Abelardo de la Cruz, profesor e investigador de la Universidad de Utah, especialista en la lengua originaria del Náhuatl, quien expondrá el tema “Voces Nahuas en el siglo XVI: Una fuente de continuidad cultural” 

Ambos ponentes develarán las particularidades del Códice Florentino y sus experiencias en torno a sus investigaciones relacionadas con este. 

Sintoniza esta charla / Facebook Live el día 15 de noviembre a las 7:00pm (UT) / 6:00pm (CAL) por nuestras redes sociales. 

Florentine Codex: Life and Art form the Nahuatl World

Date: November 15
Time: 7 pm MT
Location: Facebook Live
This event will be in Spanish.

The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City in coordination with the University of Utah and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the virtual event "The Florentine Codex: Life and Artof the Nahuatl world." The life of the pre-Hispanic Nahuatl people was painstakingly documented by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún along with local scribes, grammatists and painters. The resulting work was called "General History of the Things of New Spain" commonly known as "The Florentine Codex". Two extraordinary speakers from different institutions will participate in the cultural activity:

  • Specialist Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Institute of Aesthetics Research (UNAM) and Art of the Ancient Americas Program Director at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will present "Colors of the new world:  Florentine Codex artists and writers"
  • Specialist Abelardo de la Cruz, University of Utah professor and researcher de la Universidad de Utah, specialist of the native Nahuatl language, presenting "Nahua Voices in the 16th Century: A Source of Cultural Continuity"

Both speakers will reveal the peculiarities of the Florentine Codex and their experiences around their research on it.

Tune in to this talk / Facebook Live on November 15 at 7:00 pm (UT) / 6:00 pm (CAL) through our social networks.

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship Info Sessions

  • November 15 | 5-6 pm
  • November 16 | 12-1 pm
  • November 18 | 5-6 pm

Please email to receive Zoom information.

FLAS Fellowships are federally funded awards offered through the University of Utah's Asia Center or Center for Latin America. They provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study modern foreign languages and related area studies.

  • Undergraduate awards provide up to $10,000 in tuition and a $5,000 stipend for the academic year.
  • Graduate awards provide up to $18,000 in tuition and a $15,000 stipend for the academic year.
  • Summer awards provide up to $5,000 in tuition and a $2,500 stipend.

When is the online application due?
FLAS online applications for both Summer 2022 intensive language programs (abroad and in the US) and Academic Year 2022-2023 language and area studies at the University of Utah are due on Friday, January 28, 2022.

FLAS Languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Ecuadorian Quechua, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Vietnamese

Going Global Fall 2021

Going Global Career Panel

Date: Wednesday, November17
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. MST
Location: Zoom. Registration is required.

Each year International and Area Studies in conjnction with the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Utah coordinates our Going Global event to highlight the global careers, international experiences, and language skills and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace. The career panel lasts one hour, in which panelists will answer questions about their careers and the value of global experiences. Following the panel there will be a one-hour networking session. Each networker will be in a Zoom breakout room, and attendees can move from room-to-room freely to meet with each networker.

Timeline of event:
4:30 p.m. - Panel discussion
5:30 p.m. - Networking begins
6:30 p.m. - Event concludes

Please note: Panelists will also be networkers during the networking portion of this event.

Last Updated: 11/4/21