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Medical Campus - SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival in collaboration with Pragda’s Spanish Film Club (SFC) program, is proud to announce the Spanish Film Festival program to be hosted by all eight Miami Dade College Campuses. 

Taking place at each campus either virtually or as a hybrid program, the films are be free to students, faculty, and community members, and intends to bring the very best in contemporary Latin American cinema and languages to the Miami Dade College community. 

 Each Campus present five films curated by Miami Film Festival that tie into different selected themes. Virtual presentations are available online with English subtitles for the duration of each campus’ program dates, with select in-person screenings taking place as well.  

Medical Campus has curated a virtual program from October 11-17th that appropriately tie into the campus’s trade including films on First Responders, Medicine, Ethics, HIV, and Caretakers.  

FILMS:
THE COMPANION (EL ACOMPAÑANTE) (2015)
Directed by Pavel Giroud | Cuba
A disgraced boxer gradually forms an unlikely friendship with an HIV positive patient he is tasked with monitoring at a military-run sanitarium in 1980s Cuba.

MIDNIGHT FAMILY (2019)
Directed by Luke Lorentzen | Mexico
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

SUMMER 1993 
Directed by Carla Simón/ Spain
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents to AIDS, six-year-old Frida is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt and uncle, her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, the nature that surrounds her is mysterious, if not dangerous. But it is the source of her parents’ passing that casts a shadow over how she is treated by the local community.

UN TRADUCTOR (2018)
Directed by Rodrigo Barriuso | Cuba
A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

7 WEEKS (2016)
Directed by Constanza Figari | Chile
Camila, a young college student, finds out she is pregnant. Despite the full support of her partner and family, Camila, unwilling to become a mother, decides to end her pregnancy, causing the anger and rejection of her loved ones, having to walk the path of early termination alone, in a country where abortion is illegal.

Access to view virtual films & trailers: https://miamifilm.co/medical
              Username: MDC-Medical
              Password: Festival-Medical 
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