The videos below represent a selection of some of the different types of videos we have made in conjunction with LLILAS events and programs. You can view any of the videos below in a larger format by clicking on the link below each video. The full collection of all our videos can be consulted at LLILAS on Vimeo. Also available is a set of videos from the 2012 Lozano Long Conference, held February 22-25.
Politics of Memory: Guatemala's National Police Archive, December 2, 2011
At a conference held on December 2, 2011, The University of Texas at Austin unveiled a website and digital archive making publicly accessible approximately twelve million pages of digitized records of the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN), the Guatemalan National Police Archive. The digital archive is the cornerstone of a collaboration designed to transform the AHPN’s unique records into a living archive in service of Guatemala’s historical memory. The website brings to researchers, human rights activists, and prosecutors around the world an archive that has already begun to help rewrite the history of state repression in Guatemala.
The Politics of Memory conference was the beginning of a larger collaboration outlined in a 2011 letter of understanding between the AHPN and three institutions at the university: LLILAS, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the University of Texas Libraries, which is home to the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.
Video of the entire conference, including two panels, two keynote addresses, and the unveiling of the digital archive, is available on the conference website.
Below is a brief video with comments highlighting the significance of the launching of the AHPN digital archive by several of those who were instrumental in this effort: Daniel M. Brinks, Co-Director of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice; Anna Carla Ericastilla, Director of the Archivo General de Centroamérica; Ariel Dulitzky, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Clinic; Fred Heath, Vice Provost and UT Libraries Director; Gustavo Meoño, National Coordinator of the AHPN; and Charles R. Hale, Director of LLILAS and the Benson Latin American Collection:
Feature: LLILAS Tinker Visiting Professor Juan Restrepo, Fall 2011
View the video LLILAS Visiting Tinker Professor Juan Restrepo.
The Andes range exhibits a very delicate variety of ecosystems and environments along its prolonged trajectory, which has made it particularly vulnerable to the onslaught of modernity and human activity.
While the increasing intensity of natural disasters in tropical areas is often blamed on global warming, the causes might not be as intractable. Soil erosion and deforestation, both caused by unrestrained human activity, can affect an ecosystem more profoundly.
Dr. Juan Restrepo, one of Colombia's top hydrographers and the LLILAS 2011-2012 Tinker Visiting Professor, offers his insights and vast knowledge to illuminate the issue. Drawing from Colombia's experience with man-made ecological modifications, he sketches out the implications of human pressure on fluvial ecosystems, with the hope that this information will better equip citizens and policymakers across the developing world.
Afro-Latin Performance Week, April 2011
View the video Afro-Latin Performance Week.
LLILAS Associate Director Juliet Hooker discusses the background to this innovative collaboration between LLILAS and the ArtesAmericas program of the UT Performing Arts Center.
Yosvany Terry, Walking Over Waves (Madre Afrekete) - Afro-Latin Performance Week, Spring 1011
View the video Walking Over Waves.
Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and LLILAS. Cuban-born Yosvany Terry brings his latest jazz project, Ye-dé-gbé and the Afro-Caribbean Legacy, to UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium for an evening infused with influences of the Afro-Caribbean Arará culture and the American jazz form. This performance was part of the LLILAS-sponsored Afro-Latin Performance Week, April 2011.
Lozano Long Student Awards Reception, Spring 2011
View the video Lozano Long Student Awards Recption, Spring 2011.
Periodismo y violencia en México, 2005-2010: Los años del miedo, Entrega de manuscrito (1/3)
View the video Periodismo y violencia en México (1/3).
Periodismo y violencia en México, 2005-2010: Los años del miedo, Jacinto Rodríguez (2/3)
View the video Periodismo y violencia en México (2/3).
Periodismo y violencia en México, 2005-2010: Los años del miedo, Darío Ramírez (3/3)
View the video Periodismo y violencia en México (3/3).
Director's Welcome Video
LLILAS Director Charles R. Hale's welcome message.
View the video LLILAS Director's Welcome.
Haiti: Between Destruction and Hope
After the January 12, 2010, earthquake, Maggie Steber photographed the destruction along a quarter-mile stretch of the Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines—commonly known as the Grande Rue—a busy street that serves as both a commercial and cultural center in Haiti’s capital. The resulting composite image, which was featured in the New York Times’s coverage of the earthquake, depicts collapsed colonial buildings, local business owners, police guards, and a flurry of activity in the heart of Port-au-Prince. Accompanying the Grande Rue composites are a selection of photographs that highlight not only physical devastation but also hope and human agency in the face of disaster.
The Haiti: Between Destruction and Hope photo exhibit was on display at LLILAS from February 23 through April 8, 2011. The video below is from the photo exhibit opening reception on February 23. The Haiti photo exhibit was part of the The 2011 Lozano Long Conference – From Natural Events to Social Disasters in the Circum-Caribbean.
View the video Haiti: Between Destruction and Hope.
Panel: "Ciudad Juárez: Caught in the Crossfire"
Mon, April 12, 2010 • 2:30 PM • Santa Rita Room, UNB 3.502
José Reyes Ferriz, Mayor of Ciudad Juárez
Ricardo Ainslie, Department of Educational Psychology
Cecilia Balli, Department of Anthropology
John Burnett, National Public Radio
A discussion about the wave of violence that has affected Ciudad Juárez and the impact it has for citizen security on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border (video courtesy of UT Office of Public Affairs).
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