The Empty Classroom ( El aula vac’a)

Nearly half of all young people in Latin America never finish high school. To explore this dropout crisis, creative director Gael Garc’a Bernal gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers who have created a captivating anthology of short films, both narrative and documentary. There is no easy solution to this complex issue, and each short delves into the underlying reasons, from poverty to societal traditions, that students aren't graduating.
This omnibus features films by multi awarded filmmakers Argentina's Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman) and Pablo Fendrik (Ardor), El Salvador's Tatiana Huezo (The Tiniest Place), Mexico's Mariana Chenillo (Pragda's own PARADISE) and Nicolas Pereda (Greatest Hits), Peru's Daniel and Diego Vega (The Mute), Uruguay's Pablo Stoll (Whiskey), Brazil's Eryk Rocha (Cinema Novo) and Flavia Castro (Diaries, Letters, Revolutions), Colombia's Carlos Gaviria (Portraits in a Sea of Lies).
Among many issues, the short films explore the links between the dropout crisis and violence; how to identify students at risk of dropping out of school in Latin America; the lack of interest in school that is preventing students from graduating; school exclusion in indigenous communities; the not-so-typical challenges to finishing high school faced by a deaf student; the relationship between the financial cost to staying in school and its benefits; and what happens when drop out students want to go back.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Student Activities Center (SAC), Floyd Theater
2100 S. Floyd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Film, Arts

Audience

Alumni, Faculty/staff, Students, Public

Departments

Liberal Studies, Arts & Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Classical/Modern Languages, Spanish

Website

http://www.medina502.com/reel_latinam...

Cost

FREE

Group
Spanish Club
Contact Name

Dr. Manuel Medina

Contact Phone Number

502-852-0501

Contact Email

medina502@gmail.com

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