Name: Leksa Pravdic
Title of Project: Socio-economic depictions of the disappeared in post 1983-Argentine cinema Concerning their Role in the Holocaust
Advisor: Silvia Tandeciarz
Honors Department: Hispanic Studies
In my project, I will be examining how Argentine movies have portrayed the victims of the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship. I will focus on the socio-economic depiction of the victims (the “disappeared”), attempting to evaluate how accurate this depiction is and what implications it may have. The Honors Fellowship will allow me the financial freedom that I will need to access all the films that I will study in my project, as well as allow me to stay in Argentina longer to focus on research if necessary.
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
Major: Hispanic Studies
Future Plans: After graduation I hope to serve in the Peace Corps. Eventually my goal is to work for the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer.
Hobbies: I love to act, read, travel, cook: anything that allows me to experience a new culture, a new cuisine, a new place, even if I’m just pretending!
Fun Fact: I was born in Mexico to a Serbian mother and an American dad- perhaps this explains my love of cultures and language study.
Follow Leksa’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!