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Foreign film will explore the family dynamic, religion and sexuailty

March 26, 2010
Media Contact: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834,tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship will conclude the spring International Film Series this Sunday, April 4, with a showing of "La Niña Santa."

The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. in room 101 of Meredith Hall, 2805 University Ave.

"La
Niña Santa," or "The Holy Girl," centers on a dysfunctional family in
Argentina that has to deal with scandal, religion and teen sexuality.

In
a new take on Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita," the film portrays a
complex teenaged female, Amalia, and a married middle-aged male, Dr.
Jano. In a small, claustrophobic community in Argentina, Amalia is
immersed in the study of catechism while realizing her sexual awakening.

Through
the convergence of her Catholic faith and growing desire for Dr. Jano,
the question becomes that of vocation: "What does God wish for me to
do?"

For more information, send an e-mail to david.skidmore@drake.edu. Visit the Center for Global Citizenship website at  http://www.drake.edu/international/cgc/.