Movie Viewing Guide for the film "The Devil's Backbone" or "El espinazo del diablo" from Spain in 2001. The Guide is written 100% in Spanish. Questions are easy to answer and follow.
Great as a supplement to cover the perspective of children during the Spanish Civil War also known as La guerra civil española.
During the Spanish Civil War, the twelve year-old boy Carlos is left behind by his family in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. Dr. Casares and his wife Carmen run the orphanage and the former orphan Jacinto, who lives with the teacher Conchita, is responsible to take care and for the maintenance of the place. Jacinto is an ambitious and violent man and has a love affair with Carmen trying to steal the key of the safe where Dr. Casares and his wife hide the gold that is used to support the Republican forces. Carlos is bullied by the strong boy Jaime, who is the leader of the other boys. One day, Carlos feels the presence of a ghost and soon he learns that he is the orphan Santi that is missing. Carlos sees Santi several times and one day he learns the dark secret of his dissappearance.
1.) Actividades antes de ver la película
2.) Información sobre la historia del filme
3.) Actividad de identificar a los personajes principales
4.) 35 preguntas mientras ven la película
5.) Actividad sobre gustos y disgustos sobre el filme.
6.) Actividad discusión en parejas
7.) Lista de escenas que el maestro debe saltar para censurar la desnudez de los personajes en el salón de clase. (solo hay una)
*Questions have all been carefully chosen to make sure that students are watching the film and paying attention to details :)