Icíar Bollaín / Spain / 104 min / 2011 / Spanish with English subtitles
at Ronk Lecture Hall in Schar College of Education | FREE & Open to the Public
Filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about Columbus’s voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenous population. Just as filming begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket. Daily protests erupt and the local man cast as a rebellious sixteenth century Taino chief, also becomes a leader in the water hike protests. Spanish submission for the 2012 Best Foreign-Language Academy Award.
In collaboration with Departments of Foreign Languages, English, History and Political Sciences, Global Education, The Center for Nonviolence, AU Core, Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Iota.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.