Film: The Illiterate- 09/15/15

Las Analfabetas/ The Illiterate

las-analphabetasXimena, played by the incomparable Paulina García (Gloria) is an illiterate woman in her fifties, who has learned to live on her own to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackeline, is a young unemployed elementary school teacher, who tries to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be an almost impossible task, till one day, Jackeline finds something Ximena has been keeping as her only treasure since she was a child: a letter Ximena’s father left when he abandoned her many years before. Thus, the two women embark on a learning journey where they discover that there are many ways of being illiterate, and that not knowing how to read is just one of them.

Introduction to film and Q& A with Dr. Maria Coady

Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures, La Casita
1504 W. University Ave, Gainesville.

Date: Sunday, Tuesday, September 15  Time: 7 pm     Cost: Free

Find here the full program of the Gainesville Latino Film Festival

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