June 01, 2008

Mortensen reads De Las Casas

Viggo Mortensen reads Bartolomé de Las CasasActor Viggo Mortensen reads the words of missionary Bartolome de Las Casas who traveled to the Americas at the same time at Chirstopher Columbus. Part of a reading from Voices of a People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove) October 5th, 2005, in Los Angeles, California.

Comment:  Mortensen first reads De Las Casas in Spanish. The English version begins at the 5:16 mark.

Mortensen starred in John Fusco's Hidalgo, of course.

For more on the subject, see This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco:  A Columbus Day Rant and Those Evil Europeans.


writerfella said...

Writerfellahere --
And Viggo Mortenson also starred in 2007's EASTERN PROMISES. writerfella sincerely wishes to know if Viggo reads in the nude, a la EASTERN PROMISES?
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

Then watch the video and find out.