Proyección: Desconocido con una cámara

El 2 de agosto del 2010 se proyectó el documental Desconocido con una cámara dirigido por Elizabeth Barret en el año 2000 como parte del curso “Arte y Resistencia” que tomó lugar en el Centro Hemisférico durante ese verano. La película se trata del asesinato de Hugh O’Connor, un periodista canadiense asesinado por el dueño de su apartamento en 1967 después de entrevistar a un minero del carbón en Appalachia, una región ubicada entre el sur del estado de Nueva York y el norte de los estados de Alabama, Mississippi y Georgia en los Estados Unidos. O’Connor estaba entrevistando los residentes de Jeremiah, Kentucky para un documental sobre la pobreza de la región y su asesinato reflejó las frustraciones de la gente de Appalachia en cuanto a la presencia de la prensa y su documentación de la “Guerra contra la pobreza” en la región. O’Connor y su asesino, Hobart Ison, representaban los dos lados del conflicto en Appalachia durante los años sesenta: las personas de fuera que estaban tratando de revelar la injusticia en la zona y los residentes de Appalachia a los que les molestaba su intrusión y que creían que ellos solo estaban contando una parte de la historia de la región.

 

On August 2, 2010, “Stranger with a Camera” (2000), a documentary by Elizabeth Barret, was projected as part of the “Art and Resistance” course that took place in Centro Hemisférico that summer. The film discusses the assassination of Hugh O’Connor, a Canadian journalist killed by the owner of his apartment in 1967 after having interviewed a coal-mine worker in Appalachia, a region located between southern New York state and the northern regions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. O’Connor was interviewing the residents of Jeremiah, Kentucky for a documentary about poverty in the region and his murder reflected the frustrations of the people in Appalachia regarding the presence of the press and its documentation of the “War Against Poverty” in the area. O’Connor and his killer, Hobart Ison, represented the two sides of the conflict in Appalachia during the 1970s: those from outside the region who were trying to reveal injustice in the area and residents of Appalachia who were bothered by the intrusion and thought that the intruders were only telling part of the region’s story.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.