All time classroom favorite film!
33 Movie Viewing Questions for the Film Machuca by director Andrés Wood. Perfect for High School and College Students! Especially for those teaching a unit on Education, Spanish, Chile, South America, Politics, Dictatorships, Social Classes, Salvador Allende, etc.
I used this for my unit on Families and Communities for an AP Spanish Class and for a Spanish II class as well.
Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante's liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro's slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet's coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe. Written by KGF Vissers