La Yuma is a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace in the ring, and hope in a chance encounter with a student from the other side of town. Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and numerous honors at festivals throughout Latin America, Europe and the US.
(Florence Jaugey, 2011, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, France; Spanish with English subtitles, digital, 91 min)
Viajes: New Cinema from Spain and Latin America
October 18 - November 15, 2012
For the first time, the FSC and the Center for Latin American Studies collaborate with The Spanish Film Club to present a series of contemporary films from Latin America and Spain. This fall, head over to the Logan Center Screening Room to discover eye-opening new films from Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States' Universities.