The Faculty of Native Studies and the Global Education Program, University of Alberta International are proud to present a free public screening of Even the Rain(Tambien La Lluvia). Even the Rain is a dramatic feature film about a film crew that goes to Bolivia to make a revisionist documentary about the landing of Christopher Columbus. But when the indigenous people cast as extras begin to protest proposed water privatization, production is derailed and the crew is forced to confront the legacy of Spanish imperialism. Although fictional, Even the Rain is set against Bolivia’s real life “Water Wars”, which saw the attempted privatization of water in 2000.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Telus Centre 217/219
“Even the Rain is a brilliant movie. At a time when the poor of the world seem to be rising up, I found myself deeply moved and completely enthralled by this film. I encourage everyone in search of a great movie to go see Even the Rain.” —Michael Moore
The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. A discussion, facilitated by Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, will follow.
This screening of Even the Rain is part of UAlberta Water Week (March 17 – 22). For information on other Water Week events, please visit www.water.ualberta.ca/WaterWeek. For more information on the film, visitwww.eventherainmovie.com.