"Southwest (Sudoeste)" – A Global Lens Recap And Discussion

Dr. Julián Peréz, Dr. Kent Wilkinson, and Dr. John Beusterien, and Claudia Simon recently moderated a discussion and took questions over “Southwest (Sudoeste),” a selection from the Global Lens film series.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, taken from the Global Lens Film Initiative website:

“In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa (or witch) attending the nearly simultaneous moments of death and birth. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of twenty-four hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Eduardo Nunes’s assured debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life.”

For more information on the Global Lens Film Initiative, visit the website HERE or contact Dr. Robert Peaslee at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.

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