Special Screenings: Cinema and Thought

Parallel Activities


Screening of BABI YAR. CONTEXT, directed by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine, Netherlands, 2021) followed by a subsequent discussion with Alberto Sucasas and Daniel Barreto.

A spectator of a cinematographic work at times has to dare to think outside the box with which he is accustomed. Filmmaking certainly gives food for thought. Not only about cinema itself, but also about questions posed by humankind, at least since the inception of philosophy. And thinking is always fed by the encounter with others. Making a period of shared reflection possible from a film is precisely the purpose of the activity organized by the ULPGC Manuel Alemán Cultural Forum in collaboration with the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival. In this edition, the philosopher Alberto Sucasas will converse about the film BABI YAR. CONTEXT (2021) by Sergei Loznitsa with the philosopher Daniel Barreto.

Alberto Sucasas has a PhD in Philosophy and lectures at A Coruña University. His publications focus on Jewish tradition in contemporary thought (above all, Lévinas and Derrida) and the philosophical impact of Shoah[1]. His last book, presented at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival and the Manuel Alemán Cultural Forum in 2019, is Shoah. El campo fuera de campo. Cine y pensamiento en Claude Lanzmann (Shangrila, 2018).

Daniel Barreto has a PhD in Philosophy and is a member of ULPGC Manuel Alemán Cultural Forum. He authored the book El desafío nacionalista. El pensamiento teológico-político de Franz Rosenzweig (Siglo XXI, 2018).

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