Even the Rain in Berlin


Even the Rain has won the audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Here is the acceptence note from the filmmakers.

IT IS A GREAT HONOUR TO RECEIVE THIS PRIZE FROM THE PUBLIC AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM ALL FOR THEIR SUPPORT.  WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE FESTIVAL FOR THE THEIR  HOSPITALITY AND EVERYONE INVOLVED FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND KINDNESS TO US.

ABOVE ALL WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF COCHABAMBA IN BOLIVIA WHO INSPIRED THE STORY.  MANY OF THEM FACED TEN YEARS AGO IN THE WATER WARS WHAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS NOW FACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.  ORDINARY CITIZENS SICKENED BY CORRUPTION AND POVERTY NOW RISK LIFE AND LIMB FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.  WE SALUTE THEIR COURAGE AND THE HOPE THEY GIVE US.

HOWARD ZINN,  THE HISTORIAIN TO WHOM THIS FILM IS DEDICATED, ONCE SAID, “NOT TO BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITY OF DRAMATIC CHANGE IS TO FORGET THAT THINGS HAVE CHANGED, NOT ENOUGH OF COURSE, BUT ENOUGH TO SHOW WHAT IS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE BEEN SURPRISED BEFORE IN HISTORY.  INDEED, WE CAN DO THE SURPRISING”

THANKYOU,

PAUL LAVERTY – WRITER
ICIAR BOLLAIN – DIRECTOR
JUAN GORDON – PRODUCER

EVEN THE RAIN also wins four Progressive Oscars, winning BEST PROGRESSIVE PICTURE, BEST PROGRESSIVE FOREIGN FILM, BEST PORTRAYAL OF PEOPLE OF COLOR, and the highly prestigous BEST ANTI-FASCIST FILM. Click here for more details.

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