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113 minutes

Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Spanish Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the poignant and thought-provoking story of "Cautiva" with our comprehensive Spanish lesson plan. Directed by Gaston Biraben, this film explores themes of identity, political history, and the search for truth, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: Cautiva tells Cristina's story. Her life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's "dirty war."

Additional Details: Released in 2004, "Cautiva" stars Bárbara Lombardo, Susana Campos, and Hugo Arana. The film is renowned for its compelling portrayal of Argentina's history and received numerous accolades, including awards at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and the Clarin Entertainment Awards. The DVD includes Spanish audio with optional English subtitles, making it an ideal resource for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • March 24: National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice in Argentina
  • April 4: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • August 30: International Day of the Disappeared
  • December 10: International Human Rights Day

Conclusion: Using "Cautiva" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also provides insights into themes of political history and personal identity. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Gaston Biraben

Cast: Bárbara Lombardo, Susana Campos, Hugo Arana

Audio: Spanish with optional English subtitles.

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