Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)
Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian and his cynical producer Costa arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus’ conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000, Even the Rain explores the lasting effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle of indigenous people against oppression and exploitation.
The film will be followed by a discussion about the privatization of water supplies in Bolivia and the struggles of native peoples for water rights. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.