Screening and Discussion – “Traces On Water” with Maria Ines Mato

María Inés Mato is an open water swimmer and a teacher of semiotics at the University of Buenos Aires. Her achievements include swimming across the English Channel, around the island of Manhattan, the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, the Fehmarn Belt in the Baltic Sea, and the Strait of Gibraltar, among others. She has also swum in several lakes in Patagonia, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and Antarctica. Mato lost her right leg in an accident when she was four years old.

Mato is the subject of the documentary film Huellas en el Agua (Traces on Water), which will be screened at Ciné in partnership with the department of Romance languages. Mato will take part in a discussion with the audience following the screening. The 7 p.m. screening will follow a reception beginning at 6 p.m.