Due to Princeton University’s recently announced protocol regarding COVID-19 this talk has been canceled.
A Brazil LAB film screening event with Estêvão Ciavatta, Beto Veríssimo, and Thomas Levin
Estêvão Ciavatta is a Brazilian screenwriter, director and film producer. He has directed the aclaimed documentaries Nelson Sargento no Morro da Manguera, about the famous Brazilian musician Nelson Sargento, and Programa Casé, about the first radio days in Brazil. Ciavatta has also directed dozens of television shows, including the award-winners Brasil Legal and Central da Periferia, both for TV Globo. More recently, he created, directed and produced the series Preamar and Santos Dumont, for HBO. Ciavatta is a founding partner of Pindorama Filmes, the first Brazilian carbon neutral company in the cinema industry and a reference in social and environmental issues.
Beto Veríssimo is a senior researcher at Imazon, an NGO think-and-do-tank based in the Brazilian Amazon that he co-founded in 1990. He was trained in Agricultural Engineering at the Federal Rural University of the Brazilian Amazon and earned a Masters in Ecology at Pennsylvania State University. Veríssimo has published more than 170 scientific and technical articles and 25 books on conservation, natural resources management, and public policies. Over the years, Veríssimo has developed multiple strategies and partnerships to reduce the level of deforestation and degradation of the Brazilian Amazon.
Thomas Levin is Associate Professor of German at Princeton University. His teaching and scholarship range from Frankfurt School cultural theory and the history and theory of film (cinema & philosophy, early German cinema, Weimar cinema, New German Cinema) to various aspects of media theory (archaeologies of vision, rhetorics of new media, cultural politics of surveillance) and sound studies. He is the author of CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother.
Organized by the Brazil LAB. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Program in Media and Modernity, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Anthropology.