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Sceen from Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here. A Nicaraguan woman in a blue dress walks down a street in front of a building with a man's face stenciled on the wall.

Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here

Wed, Oct 25, 2023, 7:00 pm

BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley

Jeffrey Skoller

Jeffrey Skoller is retiring after eighteen years of teaching in UC Berkeley’s Film & Media Department. For much of that time, he co-curated the Alternative Visions film series, as well as a number of Documentary Voices series, in conjunction with related courses he taught. In an innovative relationship, his students attended the programs alongside the public. To mark his significant contributions to our film program, we are delighted to present two of his films from his forty years of making cinema.

At the time of its making, Skoller described Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here: “[The film] is a modest attempt to better understand a situation that my own country’s government and media have mystified and depersonalized by reducing the representations of Nicaragua to a war zone rather than a place where people live their lives. Using the process of making the film as a starting point for my own engagement with my subject, a world so different from my own, I begin with a question: As a North American, what is my relationship to Nicaragua?”

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