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Spanish AS Study Day: Wakolda

Recommended for AS and equivalent level Spanish

This AS study day will be focused on the film Wakolda.

Carmen Herrero will introduce the film in Spanish, providing relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocabulary to understand some of the key aspects of the film. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of language exercises in Spanish based on the film, its characters, settings and contexts. Themes discussed during the session will include adolescence, family and social relationships, work and study life, nazism and Argentine history. This session will show students how meanings are generated in film through genre conventions, narrative constructions, cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound; and also examine the way the above elements contribute to the representation of Argentine culture and society in film. 

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and director of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Associaton).

Screening: Wakolda (12A)

Dir Lucía Puenzo / AR ES NO FR 2013 / 93 mins / In Spanish and German with English subtitles / Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening

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.

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