Carmen Oquendo-Villar Lecture: "Documenting Santafé: From Diana de Santafé to Todas las Flores" (Canceled)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Hogan Center Suite A - 4th Fl
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Lecture - Speaker
Karen Todd
(508) 793-3485
CIS/ Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

In this presentation, Carmen Oquendo-Villar will discuss her research related to a forthcoming documentary, on an urban planning experiment involving transgender sex workers in Bogotá, Colombia.  The neighborhood’s red light district, Santafé, protects sex work/ers while promoting social integration.  She will provide insight into the context, history of the area, and the laws related to the creation of this neighborhood, and the current level of acceptance and integration.
Carmen Oquendo-Villar is a Fellow at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (Harvard University).  Her current documentary, Todas las Flores (“All the Flowers”) is part of her transmedia project, Santafé.  She has also directed Boquita, Mizery, Camil, Carmelo and La aguja, each about transgender communities in different parts of Latin America.  Her work has been supported by: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Jacob Javits Fellowship, Fullbright, WGBH, Robert Giard Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, among others.

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