Screening - LOOKING FOR THE REVOLUTION

LOOKING FOR THE REVOLUTION

Time

Date

Location

 

Admission

4:00pm

Friday, October 7, 2011

CHITINGWIZA -

YOUNG AFRICA SKILLS CENTRE

FREE

Directed by
Rodrigo Vazquez
Country

Bolivia (2007)

Running time

Language

Genre

52 mins

English and Spanish (English Subtitles)

Documentary

Synopsis

Che Guevara died in southern Bolivia while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution throughout South America.  His death at the hands of Bolivian Rangers trained and financed by the U.S. government marked the beginning of the Cocaine Era in Bolivia.  Forty years later, Eva Morales, an ex-coca leaf farmer, became the continent’s first elected indigenous president with the promise of continuing Che’s unfinished revolution.  However, the more Morales does to create employment, the more the landowners conspire against him and paralyse Bolivia’s economy.  As a result, no jobs are created and the pressure from the poor increases.  The cycle of tension threatens to crush both the country and the indigenous revolution.