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Film EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT 2016-05-05 19:00:00
Description

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Director: Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina, 2015, 125 min; Spanish/Portuguese/German with subtitles;

In Ciro Guerra’s vibrant and wildly original feature, two explorers (Jan Bijvoet and Brionne Davis) embark on parallel journeys—40 years apart—down the Colombian Amazon. Both are in search of a sacred flower with mythical healing powers. Both encounter Karamakate (initially Nilbio Torres; then Antonio Bolívar), an Amazonian shaman who shares with them his tales of colonialism’s devastating toll on his people. As unlikely friendships take root, this drama cuts between timelines and enwraps viewers in seductive visuals and alluring ethnographic details.

Looking to the journals of German ethnologist Theodor Koch-Grunberg and American botanist Richard Evans Schultes for inspiration, Guerra also employs black-and-white cinematography to lend an ethereal quality to this untamed place. Of course, this jungle’s shadows also conceal dark histories and repressed memories. Both of these men of science come to learn that research is no substitute for experience. –Vancouver International Film Festival

“A soulful, strange and stunning discovery….simply a work of art, and one of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have….It’s an absorbing, even thrilling head trip….a lament for all the lost plants and peoples of the world.”IndieWIRE

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location STUDENT UNION BUILDING
production
Times 19:00:00 to 21:05:00
21:20:00 to 23:25:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Lecture/Seminar The Page: Its Past and Future in Books of Knowledge 2016-05-05 14:00:00
Description

As a special space dedicated to writing, the page has known many avatars before finding its ideal cradle in the codex, throughout its various transformations from the manuscript to the incunabulum and the book. After looking at some other innovations in the design of the printed page, we shall try to fathom the digital future of the page in Wikipedia.
 

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Location MEARNS CENTRE / MCPHERSON LIBRARY
210
Times 14:00:00 to 15:00:00
Pricing

Free.

Sponsor Susan Henderson
250-853-3612
shenders@uvic.ca
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Other Social Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Workshop 2016-05-05 10:30:00
Description

Want to learn more about how to use Wikipedia? Join us, along with librarians, archivists, and UVic Libraries' resident Wikipedian Dr. Christian Vandendorpe, to learn how to create Wikipedia entries. You can use materials from the University of Victoria’s Archives and Special Collections that relate to issues of social justice. All welcome!

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Location MEARNS CENTRE / MCPHERSON LIBRARY
A003
Times 10:30:00 to 12:00:00
Pricing

Free.

Sponsor Susan Henderson
250-853-3612
shenders@uvic.ca
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Exhibit Emerging Through the Fog: Tsa-qwa-supp and Tlehpik - Together 2016-05-05 10:00
Description

February 13 - May 28, 2016

Curated by Hjalmer Wenstob | With supervisory guidance from Williams Legacy Chair, Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St

Featuring the prints and paintings of Art Thompson/Tsa-qwa-supp from the collection of the Legacy Art Galleries and interactive carvings by contemporary artist Hjalmer Wenstob/Tlehpik, whose work is inspired by and resonates with that of his teacher and friend Tsa-qwa-supp. Tsa-qwa-supp taught for many years and inspired a number of artists who continue his work in this day.



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Related Website http://www.legacy.uvic.ca
Location Legacy Art Gallery Dowtown, 630 Yates Street
Times 10:00 to 16:00
Pricing

Free + open to the public

Sponsor Katie Hughes
250-721-6562
khughes@uvic.ca
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Other Live CANADALAND Podcast Recording 2016-05-05 19:00:00
Description

CFUV 101.9 FM & Social Media Camp Victoria present:

A Live CANADALAND podcast recording w/Jesse Brown.

In anticipation of the upcoming Social Media Camp in Victoria, CFUV is bringing Canadian journalist Jesse Brown to Victoria. Brown produces the popular crowd-funded podcast called CANADALAND which focuses on media criticism as well as news, politics and investigative reporting.

Many will remember that the Jian Ghomeshi scandal was first reported on by CANADALAND. However,  the podcast has also been responsible for breaking many other important news stories that thrust previously ignored issues to the forefront of Canadian media. These stories have typically exposed wrongdoings and misconduct by mainstream media sources and political figures. 

Related Website http://www.facebook.com/events/1648439548753287/
Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
David Lam Auditorium (A 144)
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

Ticktets are $20 at the door and are also available at brownpapertickets.com. 

Sponsor Alyssa Hrenyk
250-721-8702
vol4cfuv@uvic.ca
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