Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"A Dios Momo" / "Goodbye Momo"
The Latin American Film Series is coming to an end this week. Don’t miss out on the final movie, “A Dios Momo” / ”Goodbye Momo.” This story follows Obdulio, an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who sells newspapers to support his family. Between fending off bullies and supporting his grandmother and two sisters, Obdulio has little time for school and, as a result, is illiterate. One day, Obdulio meets a night watchman named Maestro at the newspaper office who teaches him to read and write. Obdulio’s tale takes place during the wild and festive Uruguayan Carnival celebrations. Directed by Leonardo Ricagni, “A Dios Momo” is in Spanish with English subtitles and runs 90 minutes.
Co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, this film will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, room 150.