Title

Individual versus Systems in Cinema

Titles of the Individual Presentations in a Panel

Panel: Individual versus Systems in Cinema. Chair: Graciela Tissera. Presenters: 1. Jesse Bynum (Clemson University): “Systematic Defensive Memory and Psychological Trauma in David Carreras’ Hipnos (2004).” 2. Hannah Cheeks (Clemson University): “Exploring the Treacherous Systems of the Mind: Sergi Vizcaíno’s Paranormal Xperience (2011).” 3. Graciela Tissera (Clemson University): “Box 507 (2002) by Enrique Urbizu: Crossroads of Human Spirit and Economic Systems.”

Subject Area

Film and Literary Studies

Abstract

Presenters and abstracts:

1. Jesse Bynum (Clemson University): “Systematic Defensive Memory and Psychological Trauma in David Carreras’ Hipnos (2004).”

Abstract: The film Hipnos by Spanish director David Carreras portrays a young woman who comes to a psychiatric institution to fill a vacant. Soon some strange events will begin to happen and she will begin to feel that something is wrong since she does not know which reality is the real one. The experiments conducted at the facility create a system to influence severely emotionally disturbed patients. The analysis will explore the dissociative identity disorder (DID) as a coping mechanism against psychological trauma.

2. Hannah Cheeks (Clemson University): “Exploring the Treacherous Systems of the Mind: Sergi Vizcaíno’s Paranormal Xperience (2011).”

Abstract: In the film Paranormal Xperience by Spanish director Sergi Vizcaíno, medical students investigated an abandoned mining town in search of paranormal evidence. Although they are warned of the dangers that would come with tampering with anything in the town, their curiosity gets the better of them and they find themselves opening a portal to the afterlife. The analysis will focus on the fantastic elements as symbols of the encounter between inner and outer systems influencing human behavior.

3. Graciela Tissera (Clemson University): “Box 507 (2002) by Enrique Urbizu: Crossroads of Human Spirit and Economic Systems.”

Abstract: The film Box 507 by Spanish director Enrique Urbizu explores the professional profiles of two very different men confronting a web of economic systems with personal and effective strategies to navigate intricate levels of corruption. The discovery of important and classified documents will lead the characters to enter a race against time. The presentation will analyze motivations and strategies in the film that encourage individuals to pursue plans of actions not only to succeed but also to survive in a violent environment.

Brief Bio Note

Presenters:

1. Jesse Bynum is a Modern Languages-Spanish major with a minor in English at Clemson University. She does volunteer work both locally at Clemson working for the university food bank as well as abroad, primarily in the country of Nicaragua. She is committed to do social work and to serve multicultural communities.

2. Hannah Cheeks is a Psychology and Modern Languages-Spanish major at Clemson University. She is currently involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Spartanburg, SC on a volunteer base. She is also an assistant for CCIT printing and plotting on campus and plans to obtain her M.S in Youth Development and Leadership.

3. Dr. Graciela Tissera is an associate professor in the Department of Languages at Clemson University. Her research and teaching interests include Hispanic and comparative literature and film, literary and critical theory, and Spanish for the professions. Her Creative Inquiry projects focus on international health, global business, film studies, and service learning activities. She is currently the Director of the International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain.

Keywords

1. Memory, Trauma, Mechanism, Identity, Psychology. 2. Paranormal, Investigation, Behavior, Symbols, Subconscious. 3. Economy, Corruption, Strategies, Survival, Confrontations.

Location

Room 217

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

4-6-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 3:30 PM

Embargo

11-1-2017

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Apr 6th, 2:15 PM Apr 6th, 3:30 PM

Individual versus Systems in Cinema

Room 217

Presenters and abstracts:

1. Jesse Bynum (Clemson University): “Systematic Defensive Memory and Psychological Trauma in David Carreras’ Hipnos (2004).”

Abstract: The film Hipnos by Spanish director David Carreras portrays a young woman who comes to a psychiatric institution to fill a vacant. Soon some strange events will begin to happen and she will begin to feel that something is wrong since she does not know which reality is the real one. The experiments conducted at the facility create a system to influence severely emotionally disturbed patients. The analysis will explore the dissociative identity disorder (DID) as a coping mechanism against psychological trauma.

2. Hannah Cheeks (Clemson University): “Exploring the Treacherous Systems of the Mind: Sergi Vizcaíno’s Paranormal Xperience (2011).”

Abstract: In the film Paranormal Xperience by Spanish director Sergi Vizcaíno, medical students investigated an abandoned mining town in search of paranormal evidence. Although they are warned of the dangers that would come with tampering with anything in the town, their curiosity gets the better of them and they find themselves opening a portal to the afterlife. The analysis will focus on the fantastic elements as symbols of the encounter between inner and outer systems influencing human behavior.

3. Graciela Tissera (Clemson University): “Box 507 (2002) by Enrique Urbizu: Crossroads of Human Spirit and Economic Systems.”

Abstract: The film Box 507 by Spanish director Enrique Urbizu explores the professional profiles of two very different men confronting a web of economic systems with personal and effective strategies to navigate intricate levels of corruption. The discovery of important and classified documents will lead the characters to enter a race against time. The presentation will analyze motivations and strategies in the film that encourage individuals to pursue plans of actions not only to succeed but also to survive in a violent environment.