International Post: La Lengua de las Mariposas

I recently watched a movie, in Spanish, called “La Lengua de las Mariposas,” or The Language of the Butterflies. I really enjoyed this movie, so I thought that I would take a moment and reflect on it. The movie focuses on the life of a young boy, Moncho. The boy is living in a particularly challenging time – the Spanish Civil War has just begun. The movie is a coming of age film that focuses on the boy “finding himself” in a difficult time. Moncho has a teacher in school who he builds a relationship with. The teacher has untraditional views and Moncho can pick up on that. The boy is in a challenging place and is wondering about the future of his family and country. The boy is developing his ideas, beliefs, and thoughts as the movie continues. This movie made me think about how the 2016 election affected children. I actually wrote a paper for my Spanish class about this topic. Researching and writing this paper, especially in Spanish, was a breath of fresh air among all of my business coursework. It made me want to take more political, globally-minded courses.

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  1. What an adventure!!! I found it very interesting your comments about the lecture from a native Ugandan!! As I reflected on your comments I began to think how true your conclusion was about our knowledge of other parts of the the world their culture their beliefs and their customs and how our views are shaped by the Anglo information we are given about the other parts of the world!!! What a wonderful trip you had and soooo many great experiences you were exposed to on you visit!!!

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