Ecuadorian filmmaker, rapper and photographer Andrés Ramírez will share his research on organizational experiences of the hip hop revolution in the city of Quito. The talk will include reflections on the pioneering work of Bolivian rapper and activist Ukamau y ké and Aymara hip hop, insurgency through language, and other topics.
Andrés Ramírez has a Master's Degree in Documental y sociedad and another Master's Degree in Montaje cintematográfico, both from the Escuela Superior de Cinema y Audiovisuales de Catalunya (Barcelona). He has another degree (with honors) as Tecnólogo en Medios Masivos de Comunicación from the Colegio de Tecnologías at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ. Andrés is the director and producer of the award-winning 2017 documentary Ukamau y ké. He is also the founder and director of the audiovisual producer "ProductOTRA."
To view an interview with Andrés Ramírez, as well as some of his work, please visit the following links:
Interview with Andrés Ramírez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b17O3eMvHpo
Ramírez's documentary, Ukamau y ké: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrMuMoWEKlE&t=2069s
"Presente y combativo" music video:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfJ_PBDwsg
This event is organized and sponsored by the Abya Yala Student Organization. Additional sponsors include: Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Center for Latin American Studies; University Libraries in connection with the K’acha Willaykuna Humanities Collaboration and Knowledge Equity Working Group; Department of Linguistics; Department of French & Italian; Center for Languages, Literatures & Cultures; EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture; QuePasa Magazine.