Director: Jorge Sanjinés
70 min. Bolivia. 1969.
Quechua, Spanish, English with English subtitles
In the late 1960s an indigenous Bolivian community is receiving medical care from the Peace Corps-like American agency Cuerpo del Progreso (Progress Corps), which is secretly sterilizing local women. The community react and attack the foreigners which are protected by the authorities, in a reprisal many members of the community are shot. A man desperately seeks medical care for his brother (the leader of the community or Malku), but due to lack of money his brother dies. A classic film of the “New Latin American Film” or Third Cinema.
Preceded by a Glass of Wine to launch the 2nd Global Health Film Festival.
Richard White Auditorium. Duke East. 6pm.