Spanish Film Club: La YumaOct 29, 2013, 6:00 PM
Part of the Spanish Film Club series, 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.
Florence Jaugey / 91 min / 2011
6 p.m. Marsh 216
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.
In collaboration with Pacific Spanish Club, PUMA Film Club, the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation, and the Elise Elliott Academic Initiatives Fund of Pacific University. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
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