Final Hispanic Film Series event at Missouri S&T to show this month

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On April 16, 2019

The Missouri S&T arts, languages, and philosophy department will screen the final installment of this semester’s Hispanic Film Series, “La Yuma,” later this April.

The screening is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 104 Physics Building. The Physics Building is located at 1315 N. Pine St. on the Missouri S&T campus. The film will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

“La Yuma” gives viewers a glimpse into everyday life in Nicaragua. The film tells the story of a young woman trying to escape life in the slums of Managua, Nicaragua, by becoming a boxer. “The strength, the astuteness and determination of the main character, reflect the feelings of a population that faces adversity and inequality,” says the film’s director Florence Jaugey.

The Hispanic Film Festival is supported by the Spanish Film Club, an initiative of Latin American and Spanish film distributor PRAGDA, which offers grants to help high schools and universities experience the best in contemporary Spanish and Latin cinema; and by Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences and Business and the arts, languages, and philosophy department.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. Jorge Porcel, professor of Spanish, at or call 573-341-4869.

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