Even the Rain
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A Spanish film crew helmed by idealistic director Sebastian (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) come to Bolivia to make a revisionist epic about the conquest of Latin America - on the cheap. Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as “Daniel,” a local cast as a 16th century native in the film within a film. When the make-up and loin cloth come off, Daniel sails into action protesting his community’s deprivation of water at the hands of multi-national corporations.
I watched this movie last week and its more than just a film inside a film, it makes you understand the situation of a lot of villages in latin america and the world. What a different world would be if big companies were able to spare the coin to give poor people those tools they need to develop themselves in order to have a better life style.
creativally reflects how present latin america continues to suffer the consequence of spanish conquest more than 500 years ago. this movie and the acting is incredible!
A picture of then and now...
I appreciate this movie so much, not only because it was well done and beautifully directed, but also because it is historically accurate and eye-opening to people who have not been exposed to the issues Natives have to go through. As one of my teachers once said, it is very easy to blame everything on the "savages", but were they really the savage ones? This movie shows extremely well that the mentality of conquistadores still prevails and is as present as the day colonization began. The cast is amazing too!