Guaraní- Spanish Film Series | Kent State University

Guaraní- Spanish Film Series

Auditorium, Schwartz Center

The Institute for Applied Linguistics and the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies will host a Spanish film series March 9 – March 23. This series will show five films in the Michael Schwartz Auditorium.

“It’s an opportunity to experience another language and another culture,” says Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics.

The movies are all subtitled in English, and volunteers will give a short presentation before each film viewing and a lead a discussion after. The Spanish film series was made possible with the support of Pragda , The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

GUARANÍ Friday March 10
Luis Zorraquín / Argentina, Paraguay / 85 min / 2015 / In Guaraní and Spanish with English subtitles

A heartfelt story, Guaraní follows fisherman Atilio as he travels with his granddaughter Iara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to transmit the Guaraní culture. When he discovers that Lara’s mother, Helena, is pregnant, he decides to go on a long journey and cross borders, to try to convince Helena to give birth in the Guaraní land…Directed by Luis Zorraquín, Guaraní features an outstanding script. Part road movie and part coming-of-age drama, the film portrays two generations of Paraguayans whose views of the world seem centuries apart. The long journey will make Atilio and Lara understand the real meaning of traditions and family bonds.