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Friday, November 18, 2011

REDISCOVER MEXICO! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

Saturday, November 19 from 12 to 4pm
An afternoon of history and culture, featuring a documentary screening, two extraordinary photography exhibitions from Mexico and Spain and the last weekend of traditional Day of the Dead Altar.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING @ 2PM
LA HISTORIA EN LA MIRADA
 Featuring vintage footage saved, preserved and digitally restored by the Filmoteca of the National Autonomous University of Mexico with the support of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, this documentary portrays the period before the outbreak of the Mexican to the signing of the 1917 Constitution.
This documentary is presented in commemoration of the Revolution, observed in Mexico on November 20. Subtitles in English,  78 minutes, Mexico, 2010
FREE ADMISSION. SEATING IS LIMITED.
RSVP RECOMMENDED: RSVP[at]instituteofmexicodc.org

LAST WEEKEND! | DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR
 Day of the Dead Altar, a quintessentially Mexican tradition and one of the most colorful displays of the year.  The Day of the Dead is the result of the fusion of indigenous and Spanish cultures and is one of the most important traditional holidays, underscoring the deeply held belief in Mexico that death is strongly tied to life as the fundamental duality of human existence.

EXHIBITS | PHOTOGRAPHY FROM MEXICO AND SPAIN
CONVERSACIÓN: PHOTO WORKS BY MURIEL HASBUN AND PABLO ORTIZ MONASTERIO
"This exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between the two artists, with a single photograph sent by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio as a digital file to Muriel Hasbun, who replied by sending back one of her own. Other than agreeing on the ground rules, they did not discuss what they were doing while the exchange was taking place." - Excerpt from an essay on the exhibition by writer, curator and teacher Andy Grundberg

MAREMÁGNUM: JORDI SOCÍAS PHOTOGRAPHY
 A visual journey through the last four decades in Spain and Europe guided by an icon of photojournalism. Jordi Socías (Barcelona, 1945) is one of the key names of the evolution of Spanish photojournalism in the last decades.

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2829 16th Street NW  | Washington, DC, 20009\
(202) 728-1628
For more information please visit: www.instituteofmexicodc.org

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