Un minuto de silencio

2006: Evo Morales, first indigenous President is elected in Bolivia after the 2003 dramatic events following the fall of the President Sanchez de Lozada and the socialist revolution enters in its crucial stage. But dealing with power carries a burden of temptations and pathologies. In five years of shooting between Bolivia and the US this film focus on the difficult path of this unique historical opportunity. The film also deals with the recent TIPNIS dramatic indigenous protest.

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Director’s notes

The opening of the film shows the images shot in the village of Villa Tunari, in Chapare, during the last presidential elections in Bolivia when Evo Morales gained 63% of the vote. It’s the village where Evo started his political career, and where he still returns to vote. I had the opportunity to go to the breakfast offered to the international press by the president at seven in the morning: fried fish and bananas, and Coca-Cola.

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Trailer

Un minuto de silencio
Film length: 85 min
Language: Spanish/English
Director’s name: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani
Colour: Colour
Music: Riccardo Giagni
Editing: Riamondo Aiello

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