In Gael Garcia Bernal’s new film Even the Rain, Bernal plays a filmmaker who is making a movie in Bolivia about the colonization of the New World started by one Christopher Columbus. The reason behind Bernal’s character filming a movie about the New World in Bolivia is due to easy negotiation of hotels, catering, and transport which usually costs some big bucks to make a movie.
The irony of Bernal’s character is that the film is about exploitation which his character is committing on the poor Bolivians, especially upon one village where his character is filming who opt to revolt against Bernal’s character after an attempt is made to privatize the water supply for the production.
The intention of the movie appears to be ultimately addressing some major questions regarding Imperialism, Colonialism, and Western entitlement through the use of filmmaking. Even the Rain has been compared to having the, “Spirit of Werner Herzog’s Aguirre: The Wrath of God,” according to NYMAG.com. The film came out October 14th 2010 in a limited release, and hopefully soon enough it will gain a larger one in the United States.