Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Even the Rain" - High price of water (film)

( In "Even the Rain," Gael García Bernal plays a filmmaker making a movie in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus's colonization of the New World (think of something in the spirit of Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God). He's in Bolivia because, "You can negotiate things here. Hotels, transports, catering." So Bernal's character is making a movie about exploitation, by doing some exploiting of his own -- an irony that becomes increasingly apparent as the indigenous population in the village where he's filming begin to revolt against the government for raising the price of water. More>>

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