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  Special film screening - Fri 18 March 2011
Friday 18 March 6pm Gilmorehill, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow. Followed by discussion with acclaimed author, activist and fellow of the Transnational Institute, Susan George plus Dave Watson (UNISON Scotland) and film critic David Archibald.
£5 on the door (by donation).
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
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Presented by Take One Action in association with World Development Movement, University of Glasgow, UNISON Scotland

Marking the lead up to World Water Day
(22 March)

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Click here to find out about the UN's World Water Day 22 March

 

 


Take One Action presents an exclusive UK preview screening of
Even the Rain (n/c 12+)
"Intensely moving... at once subtle and shattering" Hollywood Reporter

Even the Rain movie

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Even the Rain movie scene with Gael Garcia Bernal as filmmaker Sebastian Even the Rain movie scene with Gael Garcia Bernal as filmmaker Sebastian

Even the Rain (Tambien la Lluvia)
Nominated for 13 Goyas (Spain’s Oscars), Iciar Bollain’s dramatic rollercoaster penned by Glaswegian Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric) stars Gael García Bernal as Sebastian, a filmmaker caught up in Bolivia’s mass protests of spring 2000 against the government’s decision to privatise the national water company. As Sebastian vainly tries to tell the story of Columbus’ colonisation of the new world, his cast and crew get drawn into the contemporary version of events, blurring the boundaries between past and present, fiction and reality.

In reality, the cost of water in Bolivia had gone up by three hundred per cent. But although Bollain’s story is finally one of the triumph of the people, the privatisation of basic public services remains at the centre of a powerful debate about poverty and development across the globe.

Followed by discussion with acclaimed author, activist and fellow of the Transnational Institute, Susan George plus Dave Watson (UNISON Scotland) and film critic David Archibald.

Movie Links:
Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) official site (in English)
Wikipedia page
Even the Rain on IMDB (International Movie Database)

Marking the lead up to World Water Day (22 March). Presented in association with

World Development Movement
University of Glasgow
UNISON Scotland

Take One Action celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world, inspiring creative action in response to issues of global concern.

For more great film ideas, events and links to organisations taking action in Scotland, visit takeoneaction.org.uk

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