The Spanish film También la lluvia (2010) directed by Icíar Bollaín is a commentary about the social factors that resulted in the Water Wars of Cochabamba, Bolivia. This essay contextualizes the circumstances that led up to the violent riots that plagued Cochabamba from November 1999 to April 2000. También la lluvia centers around a foreign film crew seeking to film a movie in Cochabamba, Bolivia for its beautiful landscape and cheap labor. In the months it takes to film the movie, portraying the colonial exploitation of Native Americans, the Water War is developing in the surrounding city. This essay examines Bollaín’s use of the three primary characters and the viewer as agents of capitalism and parallelism as a rhetorical device to promote a metanarrative that implicitly points to globalization, racism, and neoliberalism as agents of neocolonialism.
Youngblood, Amber, "Neocolonialismo y sus agentes en También la lluvia" (2023). World Languages and Cultures Senior Capstones. 8.