James B. Conant Winter 2008 Film Series
Place: Real Colegio Complutense at
Date: Four Wednesdays
February 20: Caminantes (Walkers) 2001.
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa. This documentary begins in early 2001 as Mexican Zapatistas began a march to
A documentary covering the 2004 election, and particularly focusing on the swing state Ohio, is probably something close to essential viewing for those who want to see the inner-workings of election-year politics on both sides and to see what makes both sides work and not work, sometimes at the same time or not at all.
March 5: An Unreasonable Man 2007.
Unreasonable Man" traces the life and career of Ralph Nader, one of the most unique, important, and controversial political figures of the past half century.
March 12: Invisibles 2007.
Directors: Isabel Coixet, Fernando Léon de Aranoa, Mariano Barroso, Javier Corcuera, Wim Wenders. A series of short films examining the world's overlooked problems and the people who suffer from them. In Spanish with English subtitles.
November /December 07:
Book Presentation & Reading.
Rose Moss, In Court
Thursday, December 13 at .
FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IN ENGLISH.
How magisterially she goes to work. She manages to be lively, too--plastic, moving, and a virtuoso." Andre Brink author of A Dry White Season
Location: RCC Conference Room 26
Rose Moss is the author of two-novels, the Family Reunion and the Terrorist. Among her more than forty short stories, one won a Quill Prize from the Massachusetts Review and another won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. Her stories have also been cited in Best American Short Stories, nominated for Pushcart prizes, and widely anthologized. Her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times,
Wednesday, July 18 & Thursday, July 19 (9.00-13.00) Preliminary Meeting. First J. B. Conant Conference Media and Public Interest,
Friday, July 20 () Movie: Citizen Kane. Dir: O. Wells. () Lecture:.Rafael Rodríguez Prieto. Media consolidation and Public Interest. Rethinking BM’s (Berlusconi & Murdoch) Doctrine.
Monday, July 23 () Lecture: Alberto González Pascual: New Media, Emotional Connections and The Culture of The Public Service Broadcasting.
Monday, July 23, : Documentary Forget
Tuesday July 24, Round Table: Challenges of Hispanic Media in the
Wednesday, July 25 () Lecture: Manuel Núñez Encabo: Media Ethics and Media Regulation (The self-regulation Challenge) in the European Union.
Thursday, July 26, : Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism. Dir. R. Greenwald.