Friday Film: Cocalero

From today, I am going to be recommending a film about Latin America every Friday. The first film that I am recommending is Cocalero (2007), a film about the 2006 presidential campaign of Evo Morales in Bolivia. While the style of the film may not be for everyone, and it is at some points rather ambiguous, the hands-off approach of the director Alejandro Landes lets the subjects of the film speak for themselves.Set against the backdrop of the US-backed attempt to erradicate the Bolivian coca crop, it provides some fascinating insights in Morales and the people he wanted to represent, especially in the Bolivian countryside.

The film is also available on google video.


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