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 poster
||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.
Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) official site (in English)
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
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