Academics: Majors and Programs

Digital Moving Image Salon Showcase

International Film Festival

The Department of World Languages and Literature in collaboration with the Gordon-Zeto Center invites you to Spelman College's International Film Festival

When:  Nov. 10 - Nov. 19. All films begin at 6 p.m. except where noted.

Where: Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Lower Level, Room 31 and Lower Level, Room 32

For questions/comments, please contact Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Ruiz, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish, at

Featured Films

The Milk of Sorrow
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m
Lower Level, Room 32

The Milk of Sorrow (Perú, 2009) by Claudia Llosa

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped in Peru during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps.


Wednesday, Nov. 11
Lower Level, Room 32

The Seller of Pasts (Brazil, 2015) by Lula Buarque

Creating documents, photos, manufacturing videos with the help of digital media, Vicente constructs whole new lives for people who desire to rewrite their stories in order to become the person they wish to be. O Vendedor de Passados plays on the limits between reality and fiction in the twenty-first century.


Thursday, Nov. 12
Lower Level, Room 32

Spirited Away (Japan, 2001) by Hayao Miyazaki

A wondrous fancy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew in order to free herself and return her family to the outside world.  


Tuesday, Nov. 17
Lower Level, Room 32

Lost and Love (China, 2015) by Peng Sanyuan

One day in 1999 when his two-year-old son Lei Da went missing, Anhui farmer Lei Zekuan begins his fifteen-year-long journey hardship searching for his lost son. On his way he meets Zeng Shuai, a young car mechanic who was abducted as a child himself and is also searching for his parents.


Wednesday, Nov. 18
Lower Level, Room 32

The Bag of Flour (Belgium/Morocco, 2012) by Kadija Leclere

Based on a true story that seems like the tag-line for an international kidnapping drama, Le Sac de Farine touches the heart of the old question of woman’s role in contemporary Arab society.


Thursday, Nov. 19
Lower Level, Room 32

Cristo Rey. An Island Two Worlds” (Dominican Republic, 2014) by Leticia Tonos

 In a poor shantytown of Santo Domingo (DR), Haitians and Dominicans struggle amidst a complex socio-cultural and political context. Two half brothers, Janvier and Rudy, will get into a confrontation for the love of the same woman.