También la lluvia (Even the Rain)

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:15 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom Lounge
Friday, October 12 | 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall IV
También la lluvia (Even the Rain)
Filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about Columbus’s voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenous population. Just as film making begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket.  Daily protests erupt and the local man cast as a rebellious 16th century Taino chief also becomes a leader in the water hike protest.

Dir Iciar Bollian. Co-production Spain, Mexico, France. 2010.

Film is in Spanish with English Subtitles.

John Sinnigen, professor of Spanish, will lead a discussion of the film.

Part of UMBC’s Spanish language film series: Discovering New Film from Spain and Latin America.

The Spanish Film Club Series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with united States’ Universities.

The film is co-sponsored by the departments of Education, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Geography and Environmental Studies; the Language, Literacy and Culture and Media and Communication Studies programs; the Honors College; and the New Media Studio.

This film is co-sponsored by PROMISE.

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