A 2011 Spanish film by director Icíar Bollaín
Filmmaker Sebastian (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.
104 minutes | In Spanish with English subtitles
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Part of the UCLA Spanish Film Festival 2012
Cost: Free and Open to the public
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