FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012
EVEN THE RAIN [También la lluvia]
Icíar Bollaín / 104 min. / 2011
7:00 PM Ford Theater
Presented by Dr. Bill Smaldone, Professor of History and Chair of Latin American Studies
Filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García 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 filming 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 sixteenth-century Taino chief also becomes a leader in the water hike protests.