Latin America Solidarity Centre

Film Analysis

The film analysis will consist of Emma Jones, an intern at LASC exploring movies about Latin American history and culture. Her goal is to show how these movies come across through her point of view, being someone who doesn’t know that much about the events depicted. She will see if these movies succeed in accurately portraying the historical events and/or culture by looking more into the past and will analyze the impact. Each week she will do a different movie. Be sure to check in and watch along with her, sharing your thoughts as she learns more about this rich heritage through film.

The film chosen this week was ‘Even the Rain’, directed by Icíar Bollaín. Taking place in the mountains of Bolivia, this film follows a movie crew making a historical film about the oppression of Christopher Columbus. They employ the local residents to play the indigenous people, which poses a problem because they are in the […]

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The film chosen for this week was “Maria Full of Grace”, directed by Joshua Marston. Set in Columbia, this film follows a young girl named Maria who gets pregnant and results in becoming a drug mule to help her earn money. Maria worked in a factory in a small town outside of Bogota, helping provide […]

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The film chosen for this week is “City of God’, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lundelles. Based on a true story, this movie follows the paths of two boys named Rocket and José “Zé” Pequeno. Rocket, an aspiring young photographer, who tries to avoid a life of crime and drugs. While Zé does whatever […]

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The film chosen for this week was “No”, directed by Pablo Larraín starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Set in 1988, this film follows the referendum called by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet that allowed the people to vote either “yes”, to have him stay in power for another eight years, or “no”, to have his term come to […]

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