Entries tagged with ‘LALACS’

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Ema, a Woman on Fire

  The film “Ema” starts with a fire. Specifically, it begins with the visage of a burning stoplight, and the screen pans out to reveal a woman holding a blowtorch. This woman, Ema, is setting fire to the streets. The film, directed by Juan de Dios Larraín, tells the story of this fire-starter, a dancer […]

Guie’Dani’s Navel : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

The film, Guie’Dani’s Navel is a story quite different from others in its category with a strikingly intense main character. The movie is directed and written by Xavi Sala who portrays a story of a young girl rebelling her reality while yearning for more than servitude. The film uses long silences that may seem dull […]

Neither Hero Nor Traitor : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

  The film Ni Héroe ni Traidor, directed by Nicolas Savignone, is a powerful look into the pressures on a young Argentinian thrown into the conflict over the Falkland Islands with Great Britain in 1982. Initially, the audience is introduced to the protagonist, Matias, who is in the midst of a life typical to that […]

Perro Bomba: : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Despite being the directorial debut of Juan Cáceres, Perro bomba manages to present an  extremely compelling and nuanced look at the vulnerabilities experienced by Haitian immigrants  in Chile. The film follows Steevens, an established Haitian immigrant who, at first glance, seems  to be leading a reasonably comfortable life. He has friends, a job, a roof […]

Birds of Passage: 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Pájaros de verano (Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra) is an indigenous narrative, detailing the corrosion of a native Wayuu family caught within the 1970s drug trade. This film is not meant to be an easy watch, but a slow digestion that leaves the audience craving more about Colombia’s economic and social situation. After viewing the […]

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Lecture: Politics and History of the Inka Empire

Professor Steve Kosiba’s presentation on the Incan empire was incredibly detailed and timely, as it was on Indigenous People’s Day. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization and spark thoughts about the context in which it relates to how society perceives globalization and the cultural conflicts that exist today.  The […]

3rd Gustavus Hispanic Film Fest – Coming Soon!!!

The Department of Modern, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Spanish Section are excited to announce that it will be hosting it’s third Latino Film Festival throughout February and April. All five films fall under a central theme of “Life on the Edge” in many senses of the phrase. Screenings will take […]

This Month in the Spanish Department:

by Leah Mott From calavaras and papel picado to violence and gender, the Spanish department’s November was equal parts celebration of Latin American culture and critical examination of one of the region’s current challenges. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a well-known holiday that originated in Mexico and is celebrated each […]

El Tintero Journal Launches Volume 3!

El Tintero de Gustavus is an online literary and cinematic journal written by students of Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College. It features the original works created by students during their time abroad, here on campus, or in response to texts they have been exposed to in class. This volume featured: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short film and […]