Columbus Las Casas Movie Analysis

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Costa was the person who kept all aspects of the movie production, crew, and everyday needs organized and moving in the necessary manner. He was very unforgiving in the beginning of the movie, not feeling toward the natives. Selects Bolivia because it is full of starving natives which equates to thousands of extras. Accommodations, food, transportation, it is all cheap and allows more money for the film, even the raising of the cross, placed natives in danger and he was unwilling to find a safer way for financial gain. Costa becomes more sympathetic and understanding of the indigenous people and their plight, as the film progresses, yet it is out of his immediate control to help them, indicating he is not NGO and that he is at the mercy of the financial backers of the…show more content…
He understands the reason and decision for the women actors to refuse acting out the scene where they are to drown the children to keep from being massacred by the dogs and tells Sebastian to essentially forget this scene, move on to the next. Tries to convince Daniel using money as a bribe and not to involve himself…show more content…
Hatuey chose to die by burning at the stake, a presumed true story was told of an encounter Las Casas had with an Indian chief named Hatuey, Hatuey told Las Casas that he would rather go to hell than go to heaven where the Spaniards claim to be going. (Las Casas, 9) Similar to the accounts of Las Casas in his real life, the witnessing of the massacre would have been the turning point in the film; showing sympathy toward the indigenous natives. Costa like Las Casas began their experiences with little understanding or sympathy for the indigenous peoples and their plight, but in time and witnessing the tragic circumstances surrounding the natives they are reformed with sympathy toward the indigenous people and are committed to continuing to help in their

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