Q&A: Associate Professor Ernesto P. Silva, Ph.D (Kennesaw State University, Georgia)
This film opened on 150 screens in Mexico on 4 December 2015, and was selected to represent the country at the 88th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Director Gabriel Ripstein was born in 1972 in Mexico. He has a degree in economics, and an MBA in Media Management from Columbia Business School. Later, he ran the Mexico local language film production unit for Sony Pictures Entertainment and he was then named Senior Vice President of the International Motion Picture Production Group at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Dr. Ernesto Silva is Associate Professor of Latin American/Latin Studies and Spanish at Kennesaw State University. His research focuses on the representation of marginalized groups, like immigrants and indigenous people, in film, literature, and theater. He was the co-organizer of the Year of Peru (2011-12) at KSU, which resulted in the publication of a coedited Special Edition of The Journal of Global Initiatives: Peruvian Trajectories of Sociocultural Transformation(2012).