Film Screening: La Yuma (Part of the Latin American/Latinx Film Festival)

Saturday, September 23, 2023 noon to 2:30 p.m.

Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of 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 and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student. With an extraordinary performance by Alma Blanco as Yuma, the strength, astuteness and determination of the main character reflect the feelings of a population that faces adversity and inequality. Jaugey’s film allows us the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of life in this Central American country where gender and class inequality are an everyday challenge.

Join us for a post-film discussion led by the director of the film, Florence Jaugey. The discussion will be in person and via Zoom.

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Registration is free and provides access to the in-person screening of the film as well as to the virtual platform where the film can be viewed on demand for a week after the in-person screening date.

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