Recommended for A2 and equivalent level Spanish
The topics covered in this study day include; teenagers; borders; migration; social, national and racial barriers; identity; personal relationships; Central America, Mexico, USA and journeys.
Carmen Herrero will present the film in Spanish, providing relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocab. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of interactive Spanish language exercises on the film, its characters and themes plus activities on film analysis and cinematographic techniques.
Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: La jaula de oro (12)
(The Golden Dream)
Dir Diego Quemada- Díez/Mexico/Spain 2013
110mins/Spanish with English Subtitles
Brandon López/Carlos Chajón/Karen Martínez/Rodolfo Domínguez
This engaging drama tells the tragic tale of a group of teenagers who flee Guatemala through Mexico in pursuit of the American Dream. Racial tensions come to the fore when Chauk (Domínguez), a Tzotzil Indian who is also trying to cross the border, joins the group. Along the way the teenagers are tested by traumatic encounters, and before long they form an unshakable bond.
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