- May 10, 2017
- 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
16 Sherman Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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When Droplets Become Rain / Cuando las gotas se hacen lluvia by Colectivo Miradas, 2015 (77 mins)
Directed and filmed by José Gayà, produced and assistant directed by Enrique González, with music by Oscar Jareño, and in co-production with Telesur.
Producer and assistant director Enrique González be at the screening for discussion and questions after the screening. Join us!
When Droplets Become Rain is a feature length documentary that explores the dynamics of capitalism in present-day Spain, and the increasingly disobedient social movements that are challenging the social and political landscape in the "kingdom".
The documentary is a "sui generis" road movie that takes place in five different regions of the State, portraying several social movements in collective struggle for basic human rights and needs: right to health, right to education, right to housing, right to land and labor, and right to the city and to social services.The documentary aims at promoting reflection, through an emotional, collective portrayal from the inside of these and other social movements, in collective action for social struggle. It offers a historical background to authoritarianism, inequality and the debt crisis in Spain, emphasizes alternative organization and increasing disobedience of popular movements affected by the so called "austerity measures", and includes a radical critique of capitalism and its present and future consequences through the action of both urban and peasant social movements, and the voice of intellectual activists.Increasing repression against social movements and police violence are put in the spotlight, and critique includes mainstream media, climate change denial, migration crisis and more. At the same time, When droplets become rain is a celebration of collective values and organization, and offers a message of hope through popular mobilization and love for living beings and mother earth, as summarized in the title.
The film takes place in five different regions, along five areas of concern of social struggle, and portrays several social movements in action including Andalucia, the right to land and to work, and Marea Blanca, social movement for the defense of public health.
About Enrique: Producer Enrique González has lived for over 15 years in Caracas, where he worked as a human rights activist, was involved in alternative communication movement, and took part in several documentary projects. They both met in Venezuela, and teamed for the first time to produce this film, when coming home to Spain where they are both from.