Sueño de una noche de San Juan (SIPFilmFest 2017)

This 3D animated film is a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. The legend says that on Saint John’s Night (the summer solstice), humans can reach the world of fairies and elves, where all dreams come true. But Elena does not believe in fairies. Her father, the Great Duke Theseus, an idealistic governor lost in dreams, is ill. As she tries to make him feel some excitement again, she parts on a voyage in search of Titania, the queen of all fairies, the only one that can help her.

Incompresa (SIPFilmFest 2017)

Rome, 1984. Aria is a nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. Watch the trailer here.

SIPFilmFest 2017: FEMALE VOICES FROM THE SOUTH (9/21 - 9/24)

La puerta abierta (SIPFilmFest 2017)

La puerta abierta (Marina Seresesky, Spain): Rosa is a prostitute who inherited the profession from her mother, Antonia. Antonia now believes she is the famous actress and singer Sara Montiel, making Rosa’s life extremely difficult. Rosa does not know how to be happy, or something keeps her from achieving happiness. The arrival of an unexpected new member to her absurd and awkward family will provide her with a new opportunity to give happiness another chance. Watch the trailer here.

What Does a Document Do? Restoring Memory and Reinventing the Landscape for Masewal People in Mexico

Over the last 3 years, Alessandro Questa (PhD candidate, Anthropology and Mellon Indigenous Arts Fellow) has served as a witness and mediator between Masewal people and Mexican federal authorities during the process of restoration, protection, and reevaluation of certain local Indigenous documents from the 17th century. His experience navigating between different regimes of value and systems of knowledge led him to ask "what is a document and what can it do?"

Spanish Majors Design New Course for First Responders

Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and improve the world around them.

Click here to read about the innovative Spanish-language modules they developed for first responders in Charlottesville, Albermarle County, and the surrounding communities.

Department Graduation Ceremony

The department ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will be in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The ceremony will be in this location regardless of the weather.

Tickets are required to enter the theatre and the number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined in early March, 2017. 

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Save the Date for SIPFilmFest 2017: Female Voices from the South

August 3, 2017

September 21–24, 2017

Women directors have often been neglected by mainstream audiences and canonical academic syllabi. At a time of uncertainty for... Read»

Spanish Majors Design New Course for First Responders

June 9, 2017

Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and... Read»

Graduation

May 19, 2017

Finals Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. Finals Exercies for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 20 and the... Read»

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