Event Title

A Retrospective look to Bolivia (From recent days to the Military Dictatorships times)

Start Date

9-8-2010 1:30 PM

End Date

9-8-2010 3:00 PM

Description

This presentation will explore historical, socio-political and economic factors over the past 30 years that have shaped the transformative process leading up to Bolivia's current plurinational democratic cultural revolution. The session will begin with the viewing of “80”, a 60-minute documentary film produced and directed by Ismael Saavedra which addresses the issues described above and also flashes back to a dark period of Bolivian history, the era of military dictatorships. It includes vivid personal testimonies by some of the victims of García Mesa’s bloody coup d’état, remembered as one of the most disastrous events in recent Bolivian history. These stories are told in order to avoid the repetition of injustices and to educate the new generations about the struggles and sufferings of Bolivian people in order to achieve the current cultural democratic revolution. The film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion/debate with the participation of the public.

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Aug 9th, 1:30 PM Aug 9th, 3:00 PM

A Retrospective look to Bolivia (From recent days to the Military Dictatorships times)

This presentation will explore historical, socio-political and economic factors over the past 30 years that have shaped the transformative process leading up to Bolivia's current plurinational democratic cultural revolution. The session will begin with the viewing of “80”, a 60-minute documentary film produced and directed by Ismael Saavedra which addresses the issues described above and also flashes back to a dark period of Bolivian history, the era of military dictatorships. It includes vivid personal testimonies by some of the victims of García Mesa’s bloody coup d’état, remembered as one of the most disastrous events in recent Bolivian history. These stories are told in order to avoid the repetition of injustices and to educate the new generations about the struggles and sufferings of Bolivian people in order to achieve the current cultural democratic revolution. The film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion/debate with the participation of the public.