Discussion with filmmakers:
Titus Fossgard-Moser (Director)
Caroline Moser (Social Anthropologist)
‘Calle K’ (2019) is a documentary film that looks at the transformation over time of an illegal squatter settlement. In 1978 Titus Fossgard-Moser lived with his brother and filmmaker/anthropologist parents in the community of Indio Guayas, then on the mangrove outskirts of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The outcome, the 1980 film ‘People of the Barrio’ portrayed the struggles of the community –– to survive and to get out of poverty. Led by a community leader Emma Torres they fought and negotiated with the state and other institutions to obtain basic physical and social infrastructure.
In May 2018, forty years later, Titus returned to Indio Guayas, along with his mother, to explore the changes in the community and to see what had happened to his old neighbors and their children. The resulting film ‘Calle K’ provides a unique visual narrative, cross-cutting footage from ‘People of the Barrio’ with present day material to show the physical transformation of the barrio from a peripheral slum to a consolidated settlement. The film also recounts the remarkable inter-generational stories of three of the original families, who share the stories of their present day lives and the challenges and opportunities of living in a changing 21st century city.
Friday, November 22nd, 2019
5pm – 7pm
University Center | The New School
63 West 5th Avenue, Room L105
New York, NY
Map of the event
The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Reservations are required, please RSVP here.