This is a viewing guide for the Argentine movie, Cautiva. The movie narrates the life of Cristina Quadri as she discovers her true identity as the daughter of two architect activists that were detained and killed during the Dirty War in Argentina instead of the daughter of a retired police officer and his wife like she has believed her whole life. The film details her reaction to the news of her real identity and her abrupt change in life style. The activity has a brief explanation in Spanish of the Dirty War in Argentina and the babies that were stolen and given to given to government employees. There are 20 free response questions that require one to two sentences to answer and a paragraph response about Cristina’s changing identity. This activity was designed for an AP Spanish Language and Culture class that was studying the Private and Public Identities unit, but could be used by any upper-level Spanish class studying Identity, Argentina, The Dirty War, Family or South American Dictatorships and their lasting effect on society. The whole movie is available on youtube.com. A full answer key is included for all discrete items.
Kirsten Cox, AP Spanish, listening comprehension, movie guide, Identity, South America, Argentina, Southern Cone, Desaparecidos, Identidad, Sud America, El Cono Sur, comprensión auditiva