ÚNA: Latin America - Scotland Festival

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ÚNA , a nonprofit initiative, aims to foster a cultural and educational bridge between Latin America and Scotland, to ultimately raise awareness on socio-environmental issues on both ends. 

In its first edition, we are very happy to welcome the voices, experiences and knowledge of seven passionate speakers ranging from academics, human rights defenders, artists, filmmakers, poets and activists from Latin American and Scottish backgrounds, to enhance a cross-cultural exchange, blur boundaries, and build stronger ties between both hemispheres.

The core of our dialogue will explore myths and tales emerging from the forests of the Scottish Highlands to the rivers of the Amazon rainforest, as a way to uncover parallels and contrasts between Celtic and Indigenous traditions and customs. From here we will open up discussions on wider contemporary social-environmental issues in both Latin America and Scotland, with a special focus on human impact, environmental sustainability, identity, and geopolitics.

The festival will take place at the University of Glasgow on the 18th and 19th of May, offering a series of panel discussions, a photography exhibition, and the screening of two award-winning films: Colombian film director and screenwriter Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent and British documentary filmmaker Alan Ereira’s ALUNA, who will be joining us to present his film and share his experience living with the Kogi community in the Colombian coastal mountains.

We welcome the Glasgow student-bodies, academics, artists, activists, and the wider Latin American community in Scotland to contribute your experiences and feed a melting pot of ideas.

As a nonprofit event, all funds raised will go towards covering costs of travel and accommodation for our guest speakers, venue hire, art exhibition logistics, marketing and communications, and a publication of the event. Any remaining funds will be saved for future ÚNA projects in collaboration with other universities worldwide.

From the whole ÚNA Team, we open our arms in gratitude for your contribution and for making this dream possible!


(Please find below the ÚNA Team Members)

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ÚNA , iniciativa sin ánimo de lucro, tiene como objetivo fomentar un puente cultural y educativo entre América Latina y Escocia, con el fin de despertar consciencia sobre problemáticas socio-ambientales en ambas partes.

En su primera edición, nos complace dar la bienvenida a las voces, experiencias y conocimientos de siete apasionados académicos, defensores de los derechos humanos, artistas, cineastas, poetas y activistas de origen latinoamericano y escocés, con la intención de crear un intercambio cultural, cuestionar fronteras y construir lazos entre ambos hemisferios.

El núcleo de nuestro diálogo explorará mitos y leyendas emergentes en los bosques de los Highlands en Escocia y en los ríos de la selva amazónica, como punto de partida para descubrir paralelos y contrastes entre las tradiciones y costumbres celtas e indígenas. Desde aquí abriremos discusiones sobre temas socioambientales contemporáneos tanto en América Latina como en Escocia, con un enfoque especial en el impacto humano, la sostenibilidad ambiental, la identidad y la geopolítica.

El festival se llevará a cabo en la Universidad de Glasgow los días 18 y 19 de mayo, y ofrecerá una serie de mesas redondas, una exposición fotográfica y la proyección de dos reconocidas películas: El abrazo de la serpiente, del director de cine y guionista colombiano Ciro Guerra, y ALUNA, del documentalista británico Alan Ereira, quien participará en ÚNA para presentar su documental y compartir su experiencia viviendo con la comunidades Kogi en el parque Tayrona al norte de Colombia.

Siendo este un evento sin ánimo de lucro, todos los fondos recaudados se destinarán a cubrir los gastos de viaje y alojamiento de nuestros panelistas invitados, alquiler de sedes, logística de la exposición de arte, marketing, y la publicación de un catálogo del evento. Los fondos restantes se guardarán para futuros proyectos de ÚNA en colaboración con otras universidades internacionales.

En nombre de todo el Equipo ÚNA, con los brazos abiertos les damos gracias por su amable contribución y por hacer de este sueño una realidad!

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