Gabriela Mistral - Life and works of a Chilean poet

Presenter/s: The Embassy of Chile in Australia; ANCLAS; ANU Film Group; ANU Gender Institute

Event type: Dialogue


Event type: Film screening

Event date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 5:30pm

Event venue: Auditorium, Level 1 RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Cres, Acton

The Embassy of Chile in Australia, The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), the ANU Film Group and the ANU Gender Institute are pleased to invite you to a dialogue about Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, her life and works from a gender perspective, followed by the screening of the documentary Locas Mujeres.

Locas Mujeres is a documentary about the Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral, and her relationship with the American Doris Dana. Gabriela meets Doris when she thinks she cannot overcome the biggest tragedy of her life: the suicide of her only son. Doris, realizing that her partner will be gone soon, records the conversations with her in their Long Island house. These recordings will be the access to the affective universe of a woman who lives in permanent tension with her inner demons and whose sensitivity and ambition make her the protagonist of her time. 

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