Film Screening & Post Screening Dialogue with Directors -- Machine for the Aura
Language: Spanish with English and Chinese Subtitles
Time & Location
11 Apr 2023, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CPD 124, Centennial Campus, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
About the event
The Multicultural and Global Diversity Project Team at HKU, the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Hong Kong and Macau, and the Spanish Programme are delighted to invite you the film screening of
Machine for the Aura - 能看到靈魂的機器- Máquina para ver el alma
112 min., science fiction/fantasy, with Chinese and English subtitles
Directors: Ana Laura Monserrat & Nahuel Srnec
followed by a post screening discussion with the directors moderated by Dr. Mercedes Vázquez.
Valeria, a young woman scientist, seeks to demonstrate the existence of a previously unknown type of energy typical of living beings. On the way, she has to struggle with the rigid system of beliefs in a scientific world ruled by men. Older scientists underestimate her search and her discoveries, seeking to ruin her. A photographer comes to Valeria’s aid; together they will work on proving the existence of the unknown energy. The directorial debut of Ana Laura Monserrat, who obtained a PhD in biology at the University of Buenos Aires and is familiar with women’s struggles in the academic world from her own experience.