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The 2019 Missouri S&T Hispanic Film Series will conclude with “La Yuma”, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 104 Physics Building. The 2011 drama, directed by Florence Jaugey, will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, “La Yuma” tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student. With an extraordinary performance by Alma Blanco as Yuma, the strength, astuteness and determination of the main character reflect the feelings of a population that faces adversity and inequality. Jaugey’s film allows us the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of life in this Central American country where gender and class inequality are an everyday challenge.
For more information about the event, contact Dr. Jorge Porcel, professor of Spanish, at firstname.lastname@example.org.