Florence Jaugey / 91 min. / 2011
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. John Uggen, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student.