LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION

LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2316
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Rodrigo Vazquez
    2007, 52 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    Che Guevara died in Bolivia while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution. Forty years later, the country's first indigenous President, Evo Morales (an ex-coca leaf farmer), is promising to continue his work. This documentary takes a closer look at the successes and failures of Morales' ‘revolution.'

    After a succinct overview of Morales historic campaign (which is covered in detail in our film, Cocalero), Looking for the Revolution begins with his first days in office. Overwhelmingly supported by Bolivia's indigenous farming class, Morales immediately sets out to enact his socialist agenda. He nationalizes the oil industry and passes laws on Agrarian reform.

    However, his reforms not only heighten tensions with the country's landowning upper classes (mostly of Spanish heritage), but also within his base of indigenous farmers. This documentary peers behind the revolutionary rhetoric and iconography to discover whether Morales' new government lives up to the ideals he ran on. The result is both surprising and familiar.

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    “Maintains a steady pace and keeps the viewer’s interest. Between narration and actual video clips and interviews, the viewer easily comes away with a good basic historical perspective of the political events that have surrounded the Evo Presidency. Excellent photography, sound and editing. Recommended.” - Educational Media Reviews Online

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