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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 22, 2015

Spanish Film Club marks Hispanic Heritage Month with movie series

The Spanish Film Club at Northwest Missouri State University, in collaboration with Juntos, the Hispanic student organization at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, is promoting cultural diversity and commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month with a Hispanic Film Festival.

The film festival, which coincides with film screenings at Maple Woods in Kansas City, continues through Oct. 9 with five screenings on the Northwest campus.

“We want to cultivate our communities with the representation of a wide variety of Hispanic cultures, while embracing the commonalities we share with other individuals,” said Kayla Rodriguez, president of the film club and a junior psychology and Spanish major from Smithville. “Our hope is to inspire and unite our communities to develop a culturally growing student body on our campuses, that celebrates and honors diversity at all levels.”

Films on the Northwest campus will be shown at Centennial Garden. In case of rain, the screenings will move to Room 1680 in the Garrett Strong Science Building. Film titles and times are listed below with the countries with they depict.

The festival also includes a workshop, titled “How to Use Films in the Classroom.” Dr. Ashley Davis-Black, assistant professor of English, will present the workshop at 7:30 p.m. Oct 12 in The Station’s East Room.

For more information, contact Kayla Rodriguez at To support the film series, visit

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Thursday, Oct. 8

Friday, Oct. 9

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468