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Hombres Armados

Hombres Armados

Men With Guns

128 minutes

DVD in Spanish with English subtitles.

Spanish Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the gripping and powerful narrative of "Hombres Armados" (Men with Guns) with our comprehensive Spanish lesson plan. Directed by John Sayles, this film explores themes of political turmoil, personal transformation, and social justice, making it an excellent resource for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: In "Hombres Armados," a retired doctor travels through a war-torn Latin American country in search of his former medical students, only to find that they have all disappeared or been killed. As he journeys deeper into the mountains, he uncovers the brutal realities of the conflict and the impact it has on the local population.

Additional Details: Released in 1997, "Hombres Armados" features a stellar cast including Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, and Dan Rivera González. The film has won several awards, including the ALMA Award for Outstanding Latino Director. Its portrayal of the socio-political landscape and human resilience offers a profound educational experience. The DVD includes Spanish and English audio with subtitles, making it versatile for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • March 12: Anniversary of the film's release
  • October 12: Columbus Day, discussing themes of exploration and impact on indigenous communities
  • September 15: Hispanic Heritage Month, exploring Latin American culture and history
  • June 20: World Refugee Day, reflecting on themes of displacement and conflict

Conclusion: Using "Hombres Armados" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing insights into themes of political conflict and social justice. 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: John Sayles

Cast: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González

Audio: DVD in Spanish with English subtitles.

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