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Languages, Cultures and Literatures


Film from Argentina: 'Cocalero'

Event Start DateTuesday, April 19, 2011
Camino Hall, Room 112
Event Start Time12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
CostCost: free

From United for Justice with Peace -- Born out of the U.S. 'War on Drugs,' an Aymara Indian named Evo - backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers - travels through Andes and Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading a historic bid to become Bolivia's first indigenous president. A lively story about geopolitics, people's movements, indigenous culture, and one man's impressive determination. With little money, but through ingenious organizing, the indigenous majority of Bolivia was able to elect a person who represented their interests, and would work to distribute the wealth of the country more fairly.

Spanish with English subtitles.  Click here to view a trailer.

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