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Catalan Center Presents "Las Muertes Chiquitas/Little Deaths" Documentary

October 12, 2010

“Las Muertes Chiquitas/Little Deaths” is a multimedia documentary project focused on the lives of more than 30 Mexican women from different regions of the country: women of diverse ages, social backgrounds, professions, and religions. Conceived of and designed by Catalonian artist Mireia Sallarès, the project, which includes a 5-hour documentary film and accompanying photographic exhibition, was developed over a three-year period in Mexico.

***Watch the YouTube trailer here.***

The life stories of Sallarès’ subjects are wide-ranging. Some of the subjects have been touched by killings in Ciudad Juárez. Other subjects include prostitutes in the slums, university professors, women exiled from European wars, lesbian and transgender women, and indigenous women. Through their words, Sallarès explores the relationship between orgasm, pleasure, power, violence and death, from women’s point of view. The women open themselves to Sallarès’ camera with tremendous courage and generosity to give voice to silenced taboos.

The opening of the photographic installation and the first of a series of screenings will take place at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (107 Suffolk Street) on Tues., Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. The screening will begin at 8 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public. A schedule of screenings appears below. For more information, the public can call 212.998.8255 or visit or  [Subways: F (Delancey); J, M, Z (Essex St.)]

The exhibition of portraits of the interviewees will be on view at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center from Tues., Oct. 12 through Thurs., Oct. 28. The artist will present her book documenting the process at Bluestocking Bookstore (172 Allen St) on Oct. 25.

A dialogue with the artist will take place on Wed., Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South).

Schedule of screenings, “Las Muertes Chiquitas/Little Deaths”
All screenings take place at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St., unless otherwise noted.

Tues., Oct. 12, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
                Screening: Part 1, artist Q&A to follow

Wed., Oct. 13, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
                Screening: Part 2, artist Q&A to follow

Thurs., Oct. 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
                Screening: Part 1

Fri., Oct. 22, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Part 2

Sun. Oct. 24, 2 to 7 p.m.
Parts 1 & 2, artist Q&A to follow

Sat., Oct. 30, 2 to 7 p.m.
Parts 1&2, artist Q&A to follow
                Note venue: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU, 53 Washington Square South [Subway: A, C, D, E, F (West 4th)]

The Catalan Center at NYU is an affiliate of the Institut Ramon Llull, which represents Catalan culture internationally. Founded in 2006 under the umbrella of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, our mission is to contribute to the knowledge and enjoyment of Catalan culture at New York University and in the New York metropolitan area.

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