Spanish Film Festival - Film Screening 3/5

    Location: Detchon Center: 109
    Date: 09/19/17
    Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM


    Thanks to a grant, the Modern Languages Department is happy to announce a Spanish Film Festival of five films to be shown, one each week for five weeks from September 5th to October 3rd.

    Panama Canal Stories (9/19) Spanish with English Subtitles

    This impressive, sweeping historical drama chronicles five incredible stories of people who helped build the famous canal and Panama itself. Spanning a century, from 1913 to 2013, the film weaves together the tales of five remarkable characters: Clarice, a young Jamaican labourer forced to choose between love and survival at the hands her American and British bosses during the Canal’s construction; Jake, the son of an engineer who grows up in the ‘American zone’ in 1950s Panama but who really wants to be with his Panamanian friends; José, a student caught up in the 1960s political unrest and his love for a pretty American girl, Lucy; Silverio, a chauffeur for visiting U.S. politicians who is hired to spy on them by local political activists in 1977; and Clarice Jones, a jazz singer in New York City who discovers that her great-grandmother worked on the canal and decides to go to Panama to discover her to roots.

    Ticket Information: free and open to the public

    For more information please contact:
    Rachel Barclay
    Event ID:42366