24 February 2015

[FILM SHOWING] Tambien La Lluva (Even in the Rain)

As part of the celebration of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) Week, the Department of Geography and Junior Philippine Geographic Society (JPGS) are sponsoring the film screening of También La Lluvia (Even the Rain) by Madrid-based filmmaker Icíar Bollaín. The film screening happens on February 24, 2015 (Tuesday) at 4:00pm at PH 206 (Please note the change in venue). 

The film centers on a crew of filmmakers shooting a movie about Christopher Columbus in a remote town in Bolivia involving the local indigenous and non-indigenous population, who are themselves forming resistance groups to protest the plan of the Bolivian government to privatize water. It has a lot of intersections on geography-informed topics such as the nature of changing landscapes, the aestheticization of violence, the efficacy of social movements, and the role of media as a modality/tool/weapon to tell (or un-tell) ground truth.

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