Poetics of Empowerment

October 5 - November 9, 2021
at the Strand Theatre from 7-9 p.m.

Join us for the 2021 Hispanic Film Festival, showcasing five international award-winning films. All films are in the original language with English subtitles. Free to OWU students with ID.

This festival has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA), in partnership with the Strand Theatre.

Co-sponsors: OWU’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, Film Studies Program, and Honors Program.


Please contact Eva Paris with any questions about the festival.

Films in the Festival

“El Agente Topo” (2020)

October 5, 2021
Directed by Maite Albardi, Chile

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

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“Midnight Family” (2019)

October 19, 2021
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.

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“The Second Mother” (2015)

October 26, 2021
Directed by Anna Muylaert, Brazil
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

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“The Pearl Button” (2015)

November 2, 2021
Directed by Patricio Guzmán, Chile

Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet’s coup d’état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

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“La Innocència” (2019)

November 9, 2021
Directed by Lucía Alemany, Spain

Lis enjoys one more summer with her friends. The town’s lack of intimacy, enforced by scandalmonger neighbours, means she keeps her relationship status secret, but the end of summer arrives with an unpleasant surprise.

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Program Contact Info


Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

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Program Director

Eva Paris-Huesca
Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Film Studies Program
University Hall 212B
P   740-368-3685
E   eeparish@owu.edu