Ixcanul, Volcano- 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.

IXCANUL, VOLCANO (Ixcanul, Volcán) Friday March 17
Jayro Bustamante / France, Guatemala / 62 min / 2015 / In Maya and Spanish with English subtitles

Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks there is only one solution.