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Saul Landau - details
Peace Movement AotearoaPO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173, email@example.com
Issued 12 August 1999
SAUL LANDAU'S NATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR - biographical details and a description of the videos which will be shown at some venues are after the programme details.
National Programme for visit of Saul Landau
Friday 3rd Sept. 7pm Castle 1 lecture theatre with video projection, Otago University Contact Michael Tritt tel 03 473 6333
Sunday 5th Sept. Knox Hall Lounge, 28 Beasley Ave 7.30pm Contact Corso 03 3662803
6th Sept Evening function with Saul Tel 03 573 7226
Monday 6th Sept: St Johns Methodist Hall 320 Hardy Street, Nelson. 5.30pm The Uncompromising Revolution 6.15pm Mexicali food served 7pm The Sixth Sun
Tuesday 7th Sept: 7pm Saul and Laboring on Border's Edge
Thursday 9th Sept: National Library 5.30pm/7.30pm Contact Paul Bruce 04 3898 699 5:15pm The Uncompromising Revolution (1988): 6:15pm - 7pm Social - Food, Refreshments [koha] and conversation 7pm Labouring on the Border's Age (1999) with Introduction from Saul Landau 8:15pm - 9pm The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996)
8th Sept: 11.15am Video showing Reclaiming APEC conf. Bruce Dyer 03 546 8032
Saturday 11th Sep: 7pm: Functions Rm, Auck Student Univ Bldg, 7pm Labouring on the Border's Age with Introduction Saul Landau The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996) Contact: APEC Monitoring Group, ph/09 302 5390 extn 833 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOME OF THESE DETAILS MAY CHANGE, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LATIN AMERICA COMMITTEE WEBSITE
SAUL LANDAU and GLOBALISATION
Mr. Saul Landau, a US citizen known for his work on Native American and South American cultures, will be in New Zealand from September 2nd to 14th as a guest of the Latin America Committee and part of the Alternative APEC programme.
Videos entitled The Sixth Sun, featuring an interview with Zapatista leader Commandante Marcos and Laboring on Border's Edge, dealing with Maquila industries set up in the border zone of Mexico, will add another dimension to the globalisation debate, while at the same time giving a Latin perspective to the issues. The Uncomprosing Revolution, Cuba and Castro at middle age, will also be shown in some centres.
Mr. Landauís most famed achievements are the forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.
During 1997 Landau hosted a speaker series on Mexico, NAFTA and free trade, and in 1998, a series on Paths to the 21st Century, part of a new A Multimedia Exploration program and Internet course, Paths to the 21st Century will draw on research and analysis to present a perspective on 20th century issues including war, social justice and injustice, science and technology. This perspective will inform strategies for applying knowledge gained through experience as we look toward the 21" century. Currently teaching in the areas of Latin American studies, the analysis of revolution and politics through film, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Saul Landau is uniquely qualified to talk on these issues.
Saul Landau's: Affiliations and Positions:
The Hugh O. La Bounty Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, since 1997. Senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. since 1972 IPS board member, 1980-1998 Senior fellow at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam since 1974. Pacifica Radio Network News political analyst and commentator since 1993. Fulbright Scholarship Awards Committee member for film, video, and photography, 1989-1993. Center for Cuban Studies board member, 1973-1998.
APEC MONITORING GROUP
Since the 1994 APEC Summit in Indonesia, the APEC Monitoring Group has been involved with ongoing research, education and media work on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and the implications of its agenda for Aotearoa and other APEC member countries. Members of the Monitoring Group have attended alternative meetings on APEC in Jakarta (1994), Osaka/Kyoto (1995), Manila (1996), Vancouver (1997) and Kuala Lumpur (1998) as well as monitoring the official APEC meetings themselves and their impact on the cities that have hosted the events. The APEC Monitoring Group is a member of the GATT Watchdog coalition and works closely with Corso and the Trade Union Federation.
THE SIXTH SUN: MAYAN UPRISING IN CHIAPAS 56 minutes
Writer, producer, director Saul Landau: Photographer: Haskell Wexler.
This most recent film just completed describes the disastrous social and environmental effects of the Maquila industries set up in the border zone of Mexico as a result of the "free trade" agreements with the united states.
THE UNCOMPROMISING REVOLUTION 54 minutes
Writer, producer, director: Saul Landau.
The Uncompromising Revolution erases the image of Cuba as it has been seen by U.S. leaders in a bold statement against traditional American perspectives. The documentary lacks the over-edited glitter of Hollywood, and clumsy camera angles leave the audience with a feeling of authenticity and objectivity.
Not a light-hearted or cheery entertainment piece, the sobriety of the filmís tone portrays Cubasí struggle. It also lends an ear to the Islandís Latin culture.
This film digresses from the propagandistic natures of Castro's public speeches, challenging the leader and discussing problems the revolution has faced: cronyism, nepotism and misuse of states resources. It takes you on a tour of some of the Islandís medical and prison facilities, and greets workers at construction sites and factories
After summarising Cubaís recent history, Castro introduces the 1980s and Cubaís new generation. Charismatic and welcoming yet refreshingly honest, Castro takes Landau's film crew on a tour of some of the island's medical and prison facilities, and greets workers at construction sites and factories.
Castro directs the film with his personality, as he directed the revolution. But Landau's career directing films on Latin American political subjects uniquely prepared him for handling Castro and his charisma. Landau's editing offers a view of a national leader not often seen anywhere.
[Oregon Emerald, Vol. 90, No. 125]