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Spanish GCSE Study Session: Wakolda

Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level Spanish
This year in response to the pandemic our study sessions are taking place online. You will need to register your school with Into Film in order to be able to watch the film in advance of the study session. Being an Into Film club member will also bring other benefits such as access to many films and free online resources.

Please note this is the postponed 9 of March event. Any teachers who have booked onto this session will be contacted in regards to this.

A week before the online workshop you will receive a pre-screening resource via email created by our tutor Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and will have received a DVD of the film from Into Film.

HOME’s Schools & Colleges Modern Foreign Languages programme is supported by Into Film and by Routes into Languages North West at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Spanish GCSE Study Session

Online workshop: Thu 6 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:15
Pre-screening resource email: Arriving on Thu 29 April 2021
DVD from Into Film: Arriving before Thu 29 April 2021
Booking deadline: Thu 22 April 2021

Pre-screening resource: Carmen Herrero’s pre-screening resource will be a narrated PowerPoint which will introduce the film in Spanish, provide relevant information on the film and it’s historical context, as well as introducing key vocabulary on these topics.

Film: Wakolda (12A)
(The German Doctor)
Dir Lucía Puenzo/AR ES NO FR 2013
90mins/German and Spanish with English Subtitles
Florencia Bado, Alex Brendemühl, Alan Daicz
Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family is starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith to his care, not knowing that they are harbouring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world.

Online workshop: This workshop will be led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, and examine themes from the film: including adolescence, family and social relationships, work and study life, Nazism and Argentine history. The lead teacher will be the one on screen in the workshop but may invite students to contribute directly where appropriate.

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