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Even The Rain: Using Film To Teach About Water, Media and Human Rights Nicky Koschmann Education Outreach Coordinator Einaudi Center for International.

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1 Even The Rain: Using Film To Teach About Water, Media and Human Rights Nicky Koschmann Education Outreach Coordinator Einaudi Center for International Studies

2 Questions to ask about any media text: Who made it? (Who paid for it?) Who is the target audience? What is the content? What is the form? What is the message? What else do we need to know?

3 1. Who made Even The Rain? Icíar Bollaín – Director– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oliHeIto8PM Paul Laverty – Screenwriter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXs_pHFDfWs Juan Gordon – Producer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGWJ6rpD0_c

4 2. Who is the target audience? Audience is primarily European, American Reporter: How was the reaction to the film in Bolivia? IB: Unfortunately, they havent seen it yet. We want to bring it over, and we have been screening the film for Bolivians who live in Spain and they were very pleased. The Bolivian Ambassador was moved and very emotional because this was a very important part of Bolivian history.

5 3. What is the content? Columbus discovery of the new world Story of the Dominican friar, Montesino Filmmakers making a film in Bolivia Bolivian water wars of 2000 Friendship between a Bolivian Indian water activist and a Spanish film producer

6 4. What is the form? (Or how is the content conveyed?) Film within a film structure allows the parallel stories to be told and the comparison of contemporary oppression of Indians in Bolivia to be compared to historic oppression by colonialism Visual strategy Audio strategy

7 5. What is the message? Oppression of Indians in Latin America is still going on How Indians are represented in films Film industry contributes to the oppression Water rights are part of a continuous struggle for many people in the world

8 6. What else do we need to know?

9 What are the details of the Bolivian water wars? http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/bolivia/ http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org/water-wars-climate- wars-and-change-from-below-david-solnit-reports-back-on-bolivia/

10 How are Native people represented in contemporary media? Why? http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/stereotypes-and-tonto

11 7. Supplement with other media (but ask the same questions of each) Current Chilean protests against water privatization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBxjp31OdSk&list=FLrMYFzLBI P9G_SUdLBni0DA&index=3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBxjp31OdSk&list=FLrMYFzLBI P9G_SUdLBni0DA&index=3 Current protests in Rome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkF0mzdqzQ&list=FLrMYFzLBI P9G_SUdLBni0DA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkF0mzdqzQ&list=FLrMYFzLBI P9G_SUdLBni0DA b media collective: Water Is Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgPGo0vYJiI&list=FLrMYFzLBIP 9G_SUdLBni0DA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgPGo0vYJiI&list=FLrMYFzLBIP 9G_SUdLBni0DA Reconsider Columbus Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DviNNxaJJk

12 More links: http://www.movieretriever.com/blog/805/forget-avatar-10-compelling-films-of-reallife-indigenous-struggles http://www.filmeducation.org/resources/secondary/teaching_with_film/film_in_the_classroom/ http://zinnedproject.org/teaching-materials/ http://drawingonindians.blogspot.com/2011/03/when-cultures-collide-even-rain-film.html http://www.santiagotimes.cl/chile/transportation/26041--protest-against-water-privatization-in-santiago-on- monday http://www.santiagotimes.cl/chile/transportation/26041--protest-against-water-privatization-in-santiago-on- monday http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/92263:reconsidering-columbus-day-campaign-suggests-honoring- indigenous-peoples-history-instead http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/92263:reconsidering-columbus-day-campaign-suggests-honoring- indigenous-peoples-history-instead http://www.citizen.org/documents/Top10-ReasonsToOpposeWaterPrivatization.pdf http://honorthetworow.org/

13 Have U Ever by Desiree Garza


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