This month, Mano a Mano volunteers at Unity Church in St. Paul are hosting 2 events that you are invited to attend:
Winter blahs getting you down? Want to escape to a warm tropical place and mambo the night away? The Mano a Mano Community Outreach Ministry Team invites you to a night of latin dance in the Parish Hall on Saturday, January 14, from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. Free dance instruction the first hour and a half. No pressure and no partner required!
Showing of “Tambien La Lluvia” Movie
The Unity Church Mano a Mano Community Outreach Team invites all Bolivia and world travelers to see the provocative film-within-a-film:
Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain)
Monday, January 30, 7:00pm
732 Holly Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
The movie’s themes:
- Spanish imperialism and the water wars, 500 years later.
- Cast members playing the part of heroes, who fail to see their own cowardice as they flee Cochabamba while the Bolivians risk their lives opposing the multinational corporation for their rights to water.
The story: to save money when making a movie about Columbus and his maltreatment of the indigenous people of the Caribbean, a director chooses to film in Bolivia. During the filming, native cast members become embroiled in the “Cochabamba water wars,” a series of protests in which Cochabamba residents successfully opposed the privatization of the municipal water supply in 2000. The Spanish (or Mexican) cast members playing the part of heroic priests who opposed Columbus’ inhumanity, are cowards in the water wars.
A brief discussion will follow the film.
For more information about Tambien La Lluvia, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, see the trailer at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/even_the_rain/
We hope you can make it to one or both of these great events!