Fourth Hispanic Film Series film to be shown this month

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On March 31, 2017

The Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department will continue this April with a viewing of the comedy-drama “The Second Mother.”

The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Room G-5 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Missouri S&T campus. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

“The Second Mother” is the story of Val, a live-in Nanny working in São Paulo, Brazil. Val has worked for the same family for 13 years when her daughter, whom she left behind in northern Brazil, arrives in São Paulo to take her college entrance exams. After 13 years apart it is a difficult adjustment for the two women to begin cohabitating, made more difficult by Jessica’s attitude towards Val and the family she works for. Everyone is affected by Jessica’s disposition and Val is thrust right in the middle of it.

Released in 2015, the film is a production of Brazil.

The final film in the series, “Ixcanul, Valcano,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Room G-5 Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Missouri S&T campus. For more information about the Hispanic Film Series, contact series organizer Dr. Jorge Porcel, associate professor of arts, languages, and philosophy at Missouri S&T and series organizer, at or call 573-341-4869.

The S&T Hispanic Film Series is sponsored by Pragda, Spain Arts and Culture, U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program, the Missouri S&T College of Arts, Science, and Business; and the Missouri S&T department of arts, languages, and philosophy.

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