Film screening: Las Analfabetas/Illiterate

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is proud to co-sponsor a film screening at the 2014 Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival (FLAFF). Las Analfabetas/Illiterate is a thought provoking film that sheds light on the low-literacy and illiteracy crisis affecting millions of adults globally.

About the Film

Ximena, played by the incomparable Paulina García (Gloria) is an illiterate woman in her fifties, who has learned to live on her own to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackeline, is a young unemployed elementary school teacher, who tries to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be an almost impossible task, till one day, Jackeline finds something Ximena has been keeping as her only treasure since she was a child: a letter Ximena’s father left when he abandoned her many years before. Thus, the two women embark on a learning journey where they discover that there are many ways of being illiterate, and that not knowing how to read is just one of them.

Attend the Screening
Sunday, April 27, 2014
8 pm – 9:15 pm
$7 admission with promotion code FLAFF3

University of the Arts
The Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium
401 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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