LIBERATUM MÉXICO

In recent years, Mexico City has become an international epicentre for contemporary culture. The development within the business, creative, environmental, and luxury sectors has turned the Mexican capital into a global metropolitan force.

Following its success in key cities around the world, and in honour of the spectacular cultural moment Mexico is going through, Liberatum is launching an annual international leadership summit and festival of culture in Mexico City from 15-18 March 2018. This momentous event will provide an impactful platform where some of the finest minds in the world will come together to collaborate on a compelling and original programme with their Mexican counterparts open to the general public.

 

 

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Liberatum Mexico aims to be a world-class, prestigeous forum dedicated to cultural diplomacy with participants of the highest international calibre – from Mexico to the world.

Liberatum Mexico will take place during three days, featuring live events – conferences, panels, talks, debates, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, etc. – in several venues around the city, and complemented by an evening programme of celebratory parties, incredible moments, special events, and the Liberatum Cultural Honour Gala.

Liberatum Mexico will become a yearly international phenomenon – a worldly destination for those in search of inspiration from the best cultural minds and business leaders on the planet.

 

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You can register online free of charge to attend the entire festival programme by visiting www.liberatum.mx

LIBERATUM MEXICO FESTIVAL

MEXICO CITY

15-18 MARCH 2018

CREATED BY LIBERATUM.

PRODUCED BY MAKKEN.

OFFICIAL PUBLIC PROGRAMME:

THURSDAY, 15TH MARCH 2018

9PM TRAVELING LADY 

VENUE: TO BE CONFIRMED

Theatre/Performance

An immersive film work with live performance, Traveling Lady stars iconic Spanish actress Rossy de Palma as the title character, an ever-morphing figure on a long journey—both physical and psychological, earthly and cosmic—of self-discovery. Presented in October at the Crossing the Line festival in New York and in November at the New Settings festival at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris. Most recently, Traveling Lady took place at the Soluna International Music & Arts Festival in Dallas, TX in 2017. Directed by Jessica Mitrani.

FRIDAY, 16TH MARCH 2018

VENUE: CASTILLO DE CHAPULTEPEC

10:30AM OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL

Liberatum’s first Mexico Festival edition is officially inaugurated.

11AM THE VOICE OF REASON

Musician Shirley Manson on her own experience with feminism and the music industry.

1pm THE FILMMAKER’S DREAMS

Stephen Frears on his incredibly versatile career as a filmmaker and the importance of a good script. With Manolo Caro.

2pm GARDENERS OF CREATIVITY

Angela Missoni and Michael Nyman on the relationship between commerce and creativity in this increasingly digital age.

3pm AN ANGELIC GIFT

Mexico’s leading young ballet star Isaac Hernandez on what drives him to preserve the art of ballet.

4pm A FUTURE ALREADY CONSTRUCTED

Pritzker Prize winning Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena with Mexican architect Fernando Romero on the future of our cities 

SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH 2018

VENUE: MONUMENTO A LA REVOLUCION

10:30AM KUNDA DANCE

KundaDance with Maya Fiennes.  Kunda is a 30 minute high energy uplifting experience to open your chakras combining yoga and dance movements

11AM THE HEALING SELF

The Healing Self is the new breakthrough book in self-care by bestselling author and leader in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra and Harvard neuroscientist Rudolph E Tanzi. They argue that the brain possesses its own lymphatic system, meaning it is also tied into the body’s general immune system. Based on this brand new discovery, they offer new ways of increasing the body’s immune system by stimulating the brain and our genes, and through this they help us fight off illness and disease. Combined with new facts about the gut microbiome and lifestyle changes, diet and stress reduction, there is no doubt that this ground-breaking work will have an important effect on your immune system.

12PM THE CARING CHANGE-MAKERS

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker in a poignant conversation on motherhood, creativity and survival with her daughter, the acclaimed author and feminist Rebecca Walker and poet and artist Cleo Wade.

1PM GURLS TALK IN MEXICO

Top model and activist Adwoa Aboah with a member of the Gurls Talk community in Mexico on women empowerment and social activism. 

2PM THE MAGIC OF CREATIONS 

Julie Taymor reflects on her experiences from making Frida in Mexico to directing the musical stage adaptation of The Lion King.

3PM  THE ‘FEMALE ARCHITECT’ DEBATE

One of the world’s greatest architects Odile Decq gives her insight into why the world of architecture is still enormously male dominated.

4PM TURNING ADDICTION INTO ACTIVISM

Nan Goldin on surviving the opioid crisis and turning her addiction into activism.

5PM THE DEVOTION OF AN ARTIST

Two time Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank on authenticity as an artist and women today in Hollywood.

SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH 2018

6PM A COMPELLING VISION 

VENUE: TO BE CONFIRMED

Inez and Vinoodh host a special screening of their retrospective film and join a conversation on their journey from being young artists in Amsterdam to becoming a world leading photographic duo today.

7PM IN THIS CLIMATE

IN THIS CLIMATE

A Liberatum Film on our Environmental Health and Climate Change featuring:

Marina Abramovic, Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Sir David Attenborough, Noam Chomsky, Christiana Figueres, Ian McEwan and Dame Vivienne Westwood among many others

Global multidisciplinary cultural organisation Liberatum has made new film called ‘In This Climate…’, a powerful new documentary about the environment and climate change, directed by Liberatum founder Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum creative director Tomas Auksas. This compelling and thought provoking documentary features some of the most eminent thinkers and celebrated creative minds of our time sharing their personal insights about the environmental health of our world today, and more importantly, discussing how our civilization can combat climate change.

SUNDAY, 18TH MARCH 2018

VENUE: ANGEL DE LA INDEPENDENCIA

10:30 THE PLEASURE OF THE HEART

A special concert by Michael Nyman

11:30AM THE POWER OF A CITIZEN

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman on how every individual has the power within him or her to create positive change for a better world.

12:30PM THE MEXICAN ENCHANTER

A concert by Jorge Viladoms with a performance by Daniel Ulbricht.

SUNDAY, 18TH MARCH 2018

VENUE: TO BE CONFIRMED

1PM WOODSHOCK

A special screening of ‘Woodshock’, a new film directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. A conversation with the sisters following the screening. Film synopsis: A haunted young woman spirals in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

3:30PM HUMAN FLOW

 

A special screening of leading Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s new documentary ‘Human Flow’. Film synopsis: Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.