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Rockford, Illinois

Foreign Language Film Appreciation Series

The Rock Valley College Modern Languages Department invites you to join us for the film series to be presented for the fall 2015 semester. These films have been carefully selected by our faculty for their cultural, political, and social content. Modern Languages faculty will lead an open discussion (in English) following each film screening. Questions regarding this series should be directed to Ms. Ventimiglia at (815) 921-3358 or Ms. Szterensus (815) 921-3337.

All films will be shown at 6:00 p.m. in Woodward Technology Center (WTC), Room 117

The cost is just $2 per student for the entire series.

 


Soy andina (in Spanish with English subtitles)

Friday, September 18 at 6 p.m.

An award-winning documentary about Peru, dance and search for identity. It follows two New York women who journey to their Andean birthplaces in Peru to reconnect with their roots and dance. Film offered in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.


East Side Sushi (in Spanish/English/Japanese with English subtitles)

Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m.

Juana, a working-class Latina single mother in California, strives to become a sushi chef. But the fact that she is the "wrong" race and gender makes this journey very difficult. Film offered in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage month celebration.


Sophie Scholl  (in German with English subtitles)

Friday, November 13 at 6 p.m.

Long-buried historical records reconstruct the last six days in the life of renowned German anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl. In 1943, Adolf Hitler's devastating march across Europe has resulted in the formation of the White Rose, an underground resistance movement dedicated to the fall of the Third Reich. Sophie Scholl, one of the only female members in the White Rose movement, is arrested by the Gestapo but she maintains her ground by calling for freedom and personal responsibility and never once backing down even in the face of inescapable death.