Signed by the great Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés, Insurgents (Bolivia, 2012, 90 min.) is a docufiction that reconstructs a series of crucial moments in the history of Bolivia such as the siege of La Paz in 1781, the Federal War (1898-99), the Chaco War (1932-35), the presidency of Gualberto Villarroel (1943-46), and thus until the confrontations of 2003 which led to the coming to power of Evo Morales in 2006. But, above all, the film tries to show the history of Bolivia through its forgotten heroes.
Jorge Sanjinés (La Paz, 1937) is the leading representative of Bolivian cinema. After debuting in the 60s with the short film Revolución (1963), he presented the feature film And so it is(1966), whose name would be given to the collective that signs all the later achievements as Blood of the condor (1969), The Night of San Juan (1971), The principal enemy (1975) or The secret nation (1989), etc.
In Spanish with English subtitles
In collaboration with the embassy of Bolivia and the King’s College London Modern Language Centre.
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