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This edition: Goodbye Momo





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Episode Details

(2005/Uruguay, 100 min., color, drama, in Spanish with English subtitles) Director: Leonardo Ricagni. Cast: Mathias Acuña, Jorge Esmoris, Washington Luna. Obdulio is an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives with his grandmother and sells newspapers for a living while he cannot read or write. The night watchman of the newspaper's office introduces him to the world of literacy but also teaches him the real meaning of life through the lyrics of the "Murgas" (Carnival Pierrots) during the Uruguayan carnival. Discussion Guest: Carlos Riobo, The City College/CUNY.