Virtual Hispanic Film Festival Streaming to Ohio Five Campuses September 25-October 23

Posted on September 22, 2020

"Mujeres y Cine" brings five films and live discussion with their women directors to Ohio Five classrooms via Zoom.

Imagine introducing your students to five international award-winning films released in 2018 and 2019, followed by live conversation with their women directors via Zoom – that’s Mujeres y Cine, a Hispanic film festival organized by faculty members at Denison University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Funded by an Ohio Five grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the OWU Honors Program, the films, discussions, and student resources are open to all Ohio Five faculty, staff and students. All five films are in Spanish with English subtitles, with a Q & A session that follows also in English and Spanish.  The festival’s website also includes movie guides for classroom use, interviews with the directors and film reviews.

Festival offerings include:

El Silencio de Otros (The Silence of Others)
Directed by Alumudena Carracedo
Thursday, September 24, 7 pm & Friday, September 25, 2:30 pm                                 
Live Discussion September 25 at 4:30 pm

La Camarista (The Chambermaid)
Directed by Gabriela Cartol
Friday, October 2, 7 pm
Live discussion October 2 at 9 pm

Carmen y Lola (Carmen and Lola)                      
Directed by Arantxa Echevarria
Friday, October 9 at 7 pm                                           
Live discussion October 9 at 9 pm

Directed by Iciar Bollain
Friday, October 16 at 7 pm                                         
Live Discussion October 16 at 9 pm

Miriam Miente (Miriam Lies)
Directed by Natalia Cabral
Friday, October 23 at 7 pm                                        
Live Discussion October 23 at 9 pm

Organizers Eva Paris-Huesca, Director of the Film Studies Program and Associate Professor of Spanish at Ohio Wesleyan, Denison University’s Dosinda Alvite, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Ramiro Garcia-Olano, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, envison the festival as a way to promote linguistic and cultural diversity through cultural events during COVID-19. The festival features films from Cuba, Spain, Mexico and the Dominican Republic that celebrate women’s contributions to Hispanic cinema and expose students to current issues in each country, including international justice, issues of race, class, gender, and sexual identity and power dynamics in the family and the workplace.

Zoom links for the films and discussion will be posted on the Festival website soon, and participants can also email live discussion questions in advance to For more information, please contact the festival organizers listed below:

Eva Paris Huesca at
Dosinda Alvite at
Ramiro Garcia-Olano at