Tagged: Neocolonialism

Even the Rain (film) / Imperialism past and present

In the film, as it explains in the trailer, a small group of people from a developed industrialized country, visit underdeveloped Bolivia to shoot a documentary on classic colonialism. They learn that 500 years later, not much has changed. Instead of the Church and the Spanish Crown, multinational corporations are now behind the pillaging and plundering of these nations. A must see for us peoples of the third world, to understand our trajectory and reflect on our future. As well as a must see for peoples of the first world, to emphasize on how today, much of the concessions their governments are able to provide to improve their standards of living, are only viable because others are overexploited elsewhere. The film, I believe, goes along the lines of the improved version of Marx’s slogan: “Workers and oppressed peoples of the world, unite!”