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Dothan Campus to host Spanish Film Festival

October 15, 2018

The public is invited to participate in a Spanish Film Festival at Troy University’s Dothan Campus, which kicks off Thursday, Oct. 18.

Created in conjunction with the newly formed Spanish Club, the festival is sponsored by Library Services and the Sorrell College of Business on the Dothan Campus, and it’s coordinated through the campus’ Community Engagement Team.

The festival begins with a screening of “Cows Wearing Glasses” by director Alex Santiago Perez at 6 p.m. in the Writing Center.

“Library Services has put on film festivals to screen foreign-language films in the past, and we have found this opportunity to be a superb way to encourage students to grow in global awareness while inviting the community to come to TROY to see what we are doing,” said Dr. Richard Voss, chair of the Community Engagement Team.

Voss said the movie screenings will double as Spanish Club meetings, which are also open to the public.

“Toward that end, we will initiate a Spanish-language discussion of the movie afterward in each case, if anyone wishes to stay an additional half hour or so,” he said.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served at each night of the film festival. If any attendees want to bring additional non-alcoholic beverages or snacks, they should contact Olga Casey at oknyaz@troy.edu or Voss at vossr@troy.edu.

The festival schedule is as follows:

Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.: “Cows Wearing Glasses” (2014, Puerto Rico), Alex Santiago Pérez

Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.: “The Country of Fear” (2015, Spain), Francisco Espada

Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.: “The Crows Nest” (2014, El Salvador), Arturo Menéndez

Nov. 15 at 6 p.n.: “Seven Boxes” (2014, Paraguay), Juan Carlos Maneglia

Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.: “The Facilitator” (2014, Ecuador), Victor Arregui

The Community Engagement Team keeps track of opportunities to use events to interact with the community, apprises students, faculty and staff members of upcoming events, promotes events that encourage community engagement, and plans events as needed. Professor Olga Casey, Dr. Jeneve Brooks (original chair of the committee) and Dr. Richard Voss (current chair) are the team leaders.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.