film clubSpeak To Me organiza un ciclo de cine cada viernes que brinda a los estudiantes la oportunidad para un acercamiento al cine y las artes audiovisuales. Se trata de una gran oportunidad para ver, discutir y revisar películas en inglés.

Se proyectará una amplia gama de corto-documentales y cortometrajes y a continuación se tendrá un debate con José Luis Arriaga, amante del cine y profesor.

José Luis Arriaga esta licenciado en Estudios de Cine por San Francisco State University y trabaja como editor de cine.

Hora: Viernes 18.00h – 19.30h

Precio: 2,50€

Lugar: Escuela Speak To Me, Martín de los Heros, 57


Friday, 18th November – Titles:

Comic KingThe Comic King of Guatemala

Directed by George Clipp & Jonathan Barnes
Running Time: 9:35

Synopsis:

For people in the United States, a comic book is as common as a barber shop. But as hard as it is to imagine, not all people have the same and equal rights and benefits. That being said, until 2013, Guatemala had no comic book shop.

And that all change when Dan and Sarah, Americans from New York decided to move to Guatemala. One day, the two went to a toy museum, where they saw a sign “Xulik”, and expected to find comics there. But the owner told him there is no way to get comics in Guatemala.

So Dan and Sarah decided to try and open a shop. With the thought that the worst thing that can happen is “run out of business and end up with a lot of comic books in your storage”, the two decided to take their chance.

This short documentary takes a look at their successful story, how their store impacted the community in Guatemala. Accepting things from other cultures is always a good option, so Dan and Sarah believed they can succeed. The documentary also features short interviews with customers, as well as with Dan and Sarah.

Bethany HamiltonBethany Hamilton – This Is My Story

Directed by Kevin Durham
Running Time: 6:57

Synopsis:

You know Bethany Hamilton as the woman who was bitten by shark, lost an arm, and then returned to professional surfing. In 2004 she published a book, an autobiography titled “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board”.

In 2011, a feature film regarding Bethany was released, titled the “Soul Surfer”. In this short video, Bethany quickly tells her story, showing people that if you have strength and courage, you should never give up, you should believe in your dreams and one day it will all come together.

Since returning to professional surfing in 2004, Bethany has won the NSSA National Competition in 2005, the O’Neill Island Girl Junior Pro tournament in 2005, the T&C Pipeline Women’s Pro in 2007, and the 2014 Surf’n’Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro.

Bethany says “Life is all I got”, and that is the best motivational message you can get. Enjoy the video.

Film Club, Friday 18th November
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