Spanish Film Club Series: UNDERTOW (Contracorriente)

January 26, 2015

A CLA Scholarly Intersections event (co-sponsored by: FEA, GEOG, Latin American Studies, RGRLL, The Spanish Graduate Student Association and the University Library)

Undertow_Poster11x17Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved fisherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Perú, where the community has deep-rooted religious traditions. Miguel is married to the beautiful Mariela, who is 7-months pregnant with their firstborn, but Miguel harbors a scandalous secret: He is having a love affair with another man, Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the townsfolk for being agnostic and open about his sexuality. 

When Santiago drowns accidentally in the ocean’s strong undertow, he cannot pass peacefully to the other side. He returns after his death to ask Miguel to look for his body and bury it according to the rituals of the town. Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela and the entire village.

This event is FREE and open to the campus community and general public.

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