SOLAS and UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) present a lecture in the continuing series ¡SOLAS Presents! on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the LAII conference room.

Sam Johnson, a current M.A. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and recent graduate with an M.A. in Latin American Studies, presents his study of the 2012 Brazilian film, “O som ao redor" (“Neighboring Sounds”) directed by Kleber Mendoca Filho. Johnson examines how Filho’s debut feature film portrays class-based anxieties concerning crime and violence of an upper-class community in the northeastern metropolis of Recife.

Julia Youngs, a current dual degree M.A. student in Latin American Studies and Community and Regional Planning at UNM, presents her work concerning Brazil's "Garantia de Lei e Ordem" and the creation of rolezinho. She explores how these two factors seek to redefine what public space is and who has the right to occupy it.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the event flyer.