Film to celebrate Women’s History Month

Mar 22, 2011 | General News, Liberal Arts

In the continuing series of events celebrating Women’s History Month at Louisiana Tech, the department of history and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Inc., have announced the screening of the film “I, The Worst of All (Yo La Peor De Todas).”
Based on the book “Traps of Faith” by Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz, this film by Maria Luisa Bemberg portrays Latin America’s first great poet, Juana Inés de la Cruz, who happened to be a brilliant nun in 17th century Mexico. To pursue her love of writing, Juana (played by Assumpta Serra) enters a convent and gains international renown, but as her status begins to grow, she becomes a target of the Inquisition. The wife of the local viceroy (played by Dominque Sanda) provides her with protection so that she may continue to work, while the Church attempts to silence her.
The film will be shown at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in George T. Madison Hall, Room 105.  As with all of the events of the Women’s History Month, the film is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Laurie Stoff, coordinator of events, at 318-257-5480 or