The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Georgia State University presents:
A film by Luis Ospina
Pedro Manrique Figueroa, pioneer of collage in Colombia, has never had a biographer. For a very simple reason: his life is like an adventure novel that is both incomplete and contradictory, constantly linked to the sparkling uncertainties of oral tradition. Taking Manrique Figueroa’s life and work as a pretext, this film takes the viewer on a journey through history and art from the year 1934 up until 1981, when the artist mysteriously disappeared from view. A Paper Tiger is itself a collage, where art and politics rub shoulders, where history and story are placed side by side, where documentary and myth intermingle.
Producer / Director
Born in Cali, Colombia. Film studies at USC and UCLA. Directed the features Pura Sangre (Pure Blood, 1982) and Soplo de vida (Breath of Life, 1999) and more than thirty shorts and documentaries. His films have obtained prizes at the Oberhausen, Bilbao, Sitges, Huesca, Toulouse and Cartagena international film festivals. A Paper Tiger has won the National Documentary Film Prize (Colombian Ministry of Culture 2008), Special Jury Prize (Miami International Film Festival, 2008), Signis Prize (Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse (2008), Second Prize (Festival de Cine de Lima, 2008), TeleSur Prize (EDOC, Quito, 2008) and Best Latin American Documentary Prize from the magazine “Revolución y Cultura” (Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamaricano de La Habana, 2008). http://www.luisospina.com/
Admission is free for this event
Thursday, February 26th, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Digital Arts Entertainment Lab, 102 One Park Place South