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Even the Rain: Globalization Conflict & the Ghosts of the Past


     Even the Rain (Spanish: También la lluvia) is a 2010 Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín about Mexican director Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and executive producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who travel to Bolivia to shoot a film depicting Christopher Columbus's conquest. Sebastián and Costa unexpectedly land themselves in a moral crisis when they and their crew arrive at Cochabamba, Bolivia, during the intensifying 2000 Cochabamba protests, which their key native actor Daniel (Juan Carlos Aduviri) persistently leads. The film was directed by Icíar Bollaín, based on a screenplay by Paul Laverty.

     The film received nominations and won awards internationally, including an Ariel Award for Best Ibero-American Film and three Goya Awards, one of which was Best Original Score for the work of Alberto Iglesias. Additionally, the film was nominated as Spain's entry for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
After the movie there will be an interdisciplinary round table discussion about the movie.

Participants are:

Dr. James Bowen. Political Science
Dr. Nathaniel Millet. History
Dr. Fernando Serrano. Public Health.
Dr. Candace Martinez. Business School
Dr. Olga Arbelaez. Modern and Classical Languages
Luke Viehl, Undergraduate, Spanish, Department of Modern & Classical Languages

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