The Goethe Pop Ups in Houston, Kansas City and Seattle present Ana Cruz
’s film HUMBOLDT IN MEXICO: THE VISION OF THE EXPLORER
. The film offers an introduction to the lecture “Science in a World of Politics: Alexander von Humboldt’s Journey to the United States
” by Dr. Sandra Rebok on November 8, 11AM PST.
The film will be available to stream from November 6, 8AM PST to November 8, 10:00PM PST.
Please register below to receive the streaming link by email. Advance registrants will receive the link on November 6, 10AM CST.
About the film:
Mexico | 2017 | 83 min | Spanish, English subtitles
At the turn of the 19th century, Alexander von Humboldt began a 5-year scientific expedition in the New World. Traveling through dangerous waters and dry deserts, and over treacherous mountains and unforgiving terrain, Humboldt documented the environment, geography and cultures of the continents of North and South America. The most famous scientist of his age, Humboldt changed our understanding of nature. He was also the first person to write about human-induced climate change. This fascinating documentary takes us on Humboldt's adventure of discovery and exploration throughout New Spain, an area that includes present-day Mexico.
About the filmmaker:
has a degree in Communication Sciences and Techniques from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Film Studies from the University of Southern California (USC), and a specialization of documentary direction from the B.B.C. of London. She also has postgraduate degrees in Scientific Cinema from the French Society of Audiovisual Production (SFP) in Paris and at the National Museum of Natural History in France.
Her professional experience includes more than 30 years as a scriptwriter, director and producer in the film, television and radio industry in Mexican Public Media as well as CEO of the independent production company AC Art and Culture in Motion. She has collaborated on various film projects and national and international film festivals as a filmmaker and a member of film festival juries. Her documentary The Suffragists
has won The Audience Award at the International Festival of Indigenous Film of Puebla (2012), The Casa de la Culture Prize at Lisbon, Portugal (2015), and Special Mention at the Human Rights International Film Festival at Bilbao, Spain (2014).