Ohio Wesleyan University Receives Spanish Film Club Grant

Funds to Support Fall Festival Showcasing Contemporary Spanish, Latin American Films

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University is one of 44 colleges and universities nationwide selected to receive a 2012 Spanish Film Club Grant to support a fall festival of contemporary Spanish and Latin American films.

The grant was awarded by Pragda, an independent, New York- based cultural initiative created to examine the legacy of Spanish-language films and films from Spain, and to bring the films to diverse audiences around the world. 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.

Ohio Wesleyan received the grant as a result of a proposal written by Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas, Ph.D., and Andrea Colvin, Ph.D., assistant professors of Spanish in the university’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages.

The fall festival will be free and open to the public, and it will feature films including “Chico & Rita” (2012, Cuba); “Lope” (2011, Spain); “La Yuma” (2011, Nicaragua); “Southern District” (2011, Bolivia); “From the Land to Your Table” (2009, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú, Colombia, Venezuela, and Spain). All films will feature English subtitles. Times and dates for the screenings will be announced at a later date.

The film festival also is being supported by Ohio Wesleyan’s Dean of Academic Affairs, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Latin American Studies Program, and other departments.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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