Event HM2

Juan Villoro: On Football and Violence

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Sala de Prensa Estadio Anastasio Girardot
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The problem of violence in football is as old as football itself. The Mexican writer Juan Villoro, author of books such as Balón Dividido will talk about this phenomenon with members of organised-fan- groups from both Medellin main football teams.

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Event HM3

Sergio González Rodríguez: Campo de guerra

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Universidad de Antioquia (Auditorio principal de la Sede de Investigacion)
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The author of the acclaimed work of non-fiction, Huesos en el desierto, Sergio González Rodríguez has won the 2014 Anagrama Non-fiction Award for Campo de guerra, a book that explores the different economic, social and historical phenomena that have turned Mexico into a state where war, its geopolitical position and its particular relationship with the United States have such great importance.

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Event HM4

Sofi Oksanen in conversation with Rosie Boycott

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Biblioteca Belén
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Acclaimed by both the public and the critics, Sofi Oksanen’s works stand out for their strongly social and human focus. After the spectacular success of Purge, the author has released When the Doves Disappeared, a novel set in Estonia during the periods before and after the Second World War; which was the bestselling book of the year in Finland. In 2013 Sofi Oksanen was awarded with the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize for her body of work.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event HM6

Almudena Grandes in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Biblioteca Belén
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Almudena Grandes has been a successful writer since the publication of her first book: The Ages of Lulu. Her latest novel is Las tres bodas de Manolita, an emotional story told from different points of view and set in the years after the Spanish Civil War; it belongs to the Episodes from an Unending War series, which also includes the books Inés y la alegría and El lector de Julio Verne.

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Event HM7

Luis García Montero and Juan Villoro in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejia

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Pies Descalzos
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The poet and professor of Spanish Literature Luis García Montero has won awards on several occasions, including the National Literature Prize for Habitaciones separadas and the National Critics’ Prize for La intimidad de la serpiente. His latest published works are entitled No me cuentes tu vida and Alguien dice tu nombre. Juan Villoro has been well-known among intellectual circles in Mexico, Latin America and Spain for years, and his success among general readers has grown since receiving the Herralde Prize in 2004 for his novel El Testigo. His most recent novel is ¿Hay vida en la Tierra?.

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Event HM10

The First Biblioteca Prize for Colombian Fiction

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
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The Biblioteca Prize for Colombian Fiction has been founded in order to recognise and stimulate the creation of literary works in the country and increase the quality of both writing and reading. This first prize has had a prestigious panel of judges, chaired by Enrique Krauze and made up of Piedad Bonnett, Alexis de Greiff, Darío Jaramillo Agudelo, Mario Jursich and Nicanor Restrepo Santamaría. At this event, prizes will be given to the winners and they will talk about their works.

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Event HM8

Jody Williams in conversation with Juan Mosquera

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Pies Descalzos
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The activist Jody Williams won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work towards an international ban on anti-personnel mines and cluster bombs, which has involved coordination tasks with 1,300 organisations in 95 countries. After a life dedicated to activism and the defence of human rights, she has published her memoir under the title My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Event HM9

Contemporary Indigenous Literature: Marie Annharte Baker in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Focus: Living Heritage

 Casa de la Lectura Infantil
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Marie Annharte Baker is an Anishnabe fiction writer, poet, artist, storyteller and activist native to Canada. Her works pay special attention to the situation of women, indigenous peoples and social questions. She talks to Ingrid Bejerman about the importance of indigenous cultures in contemporary history.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event HM11

Encounter with students: Alan Weisman

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Universidad de Antioquia (Auditorio de la Sede Universitaria – SIU)
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The author of the book Countdown. Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? will talk to students about his work, a reflection on the effects of demographic growth and its consequences for the planet, proposing alternatives to restore ecological balance. Alan Weisman is also the author of The World Without Us, an international bestseller translated into more than thirty languages.

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Event HM12

Encounter with students: Rosie Boycott – On Healthy Eating

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Universidad de Antioquia (Escuela de Nutrición y Dietética)
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The British journalist Rosie Boycott is the author of several books including Spotted Pigs & Green Tomatoes: A Year in the Life of Our Farm, which tells about her experiences growing vegetables and raising animals after leaving her job as the editor of the Daily Express newspaper. She currently advises the Mayor of London on food matters. At this event she will talk about the importance of eating for good health and also for reducing the carbon emissions that are causing climate change.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event HM14

Orlando Méndez: Energy, human beings and development

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Parque Biblioteca Belén
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The Venezuelan geologist Orlando Méndez takes us on a journey from the Big Bang to the origins and evolution of water and life. We will discover the routes of energy, from the sun to the blue planet, considering our assumptions about the geological and natural processes that create oil.

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Event HM5

Andrew Solomon in conversation with Rosie Boycott

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Parque Explora
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The writer and academic Andrew Solomon, who specialises in psychology, politics and culture, won the National Book Award in 2001 and was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for The Noonday Demon. His latest publication is Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, which details a study of around three hundred families who have learnt to live together despite their difficult situations.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Andrew Solomon in conversation with Rosie Boycott

Event HM15

Paul Bogard on The End of Night

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Parque Explora
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The End of Night. Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light is a popular science book in which Bogard reflects on matters related to ecology and urban development. Something between a personal memoir, a travel book and scientific observation of nature, this work is a call to the defence of night as a part of nature that should be preserved. Bogard lectures in Creative Non-fiction at James Madison University, Virginia and has edited the anthology Let There Be Light: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event HM16

Miguel Brieva and Daniel Jiménez Quiroz on the graphic novel

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Biblioteca Belén
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The illustrator and writer Miguel Brieva is the author of Dinero, Bienvenido al mundo, El otro mundo and Memorias de la Tierra, cartoons that deal with political, environmental and social matters. He is also the co-author of the children’s book Al final and, under the pseudonym Marcz Doplacié, he has published the poetry book Obras incompletas. At this event, he will talk about the graphic novel with Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, director of the magazine Larva, former editor at Editorial Robot and director of the Entreviñetas International Comic Festival, considered to be one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world.

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Event HM17

Screening of Waste Land: A Documentary by Lucy Walker

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Parque Pies Descalzos
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Filmed over a period of three years, Waste Land accompanies the well-known artist Vik Muniz on visits to the world’s largest dump, the Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he makes portraits of the catadores (‘ragpickers’), those who collect waste for reuse. Muniz’s goal is to portray the catadores using waste itself. His work with the inspiring people who collaborate in the creation of their own images transmits both dignity and a desperation to reinvent their lives. 

Original version with Spanish subtitles

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Event HM18

Sergio Rossi: A trip to Antarctica – A scientist in the forgotten continent

Focus: Scientific Dissemination

 Parque Explora
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After having participated in three polar research trips, the biologist Sergio Rossi will talk about some important matters related to the Antarctic: survival in a such an extreme climate, the formation of the hole in the ozone layer, the effects of climate change, the ecological deterioration caused by the permanent bases located there, the possibility (and dangers) of economic exploitation of its immense riches, and why a massive accumulation of ice in our planet’s most remote zone is essential for our future as a species.

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Event HM19

Salomón Bazbaz Lapidus: Intangible cultural heritage – Innovating from memory

Focus: Living Heritage

 Casa de la Lectura Infantil
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Salomón Bazbaz Lapidus has dedicated his career to the enrichment and dissemination of Mexican culture. Director of the Cumbre Tajín Festival, he is also the creator and founder of the Centre for Indigenous Arts, a teaching-learning centre included on UNESCO’s Register of Best Practices for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. At this event he will talk about how to preserve and promote living heritage.

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Event HM20

Conferencia sobre la lluvia: A play by Juan Villoro

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Teatro Pablo Tobón
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Arturo Beristáin, an actor from the Colombian National Theatre Company, performs a dramatic monologue written by Juan Villoro. Conferencia sobre la lluvia tells the story of a librarian who, when about to give a lecture on the relationship between rain and love poetry, loses his notes and has to improvise; he begins to talk not only about his relationship with books, but also about his life and loves.

Director, CNTeatro: Octavio Michel
Technical Operator: Talya González Buenrostro

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Event HM21

Wendy Guerra and Sergio Cabrera in conversation with Orlando Mora

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Centro Comercial Oviedo (Sala Cine Colombia)
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Wendy Guerra is a Cuban writer, author of Todos se van ('Everyone Leaves'), a novel that views life in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s through the experience of a girl in childhood and adolescence. The book was adapted for film in 2014 by TV and film director Sergio Cabrera. They talk with film critic Orlando Mora.

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Event HM22

Preview screening of Todos se van

Focus: Cultural Citizenship

 Centro Comercial Oviedo (Sala Cine Colombia)
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Sergio Cabrera has directed this feature film based on the Cuban writer Wendy Guerra’s novel Todos se van ('Everyone Leaves').

110 minutes

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