24th October 2013
También la lluvia
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Run Time: 104 minutes, Certificate: ,
One World Week A movie crew shooting a film about Columbus find themselves caught up in modern-day protests - If you think the idea of a multinational company controlling the water supply with a view to selling it back to the local populace at an inflated price sounds like something that only happens in science-fiction dystopias, think again. In the Bolivian city of Cochabamba it became a hot button issue in 2000 after the World Bank demanded the country privatise its water distribution before it would 'renew' its loan to them. The resulting hikes in water prices from the US firm that took over led to protests which, in turn, led to a disproportionate amount of violence from the security forces.
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