El Grito de la Selva/Cry of the Forest
(2008, 95 min.) BOLIVIA
Director: Alejandro Noza (Moxeño), Nicolás Ipamo
(Chiquitano), Ivan Sanjinés
Produced by: Cinematography Education and Production Center -
Bolivian Indigenous Peoples' Audiovisual Council (CEFREC-CAIB)
and the Aboriginal Indigenous National Plan for Audiovisual Communication.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
The regional indigenous movement of the 1990s in Bolivia sets
the stage for the countrys first indigenous feature film.
Communities in lowland Beni are shattered by violence meted out
by illegal loggers. Their defense of their lives and lands culminates
in protests that change the political landscape of Bolivia forever.
Image credit: El Grito de la Selva/Cry of the Forest - courtesy of CEFREC-CAIB; El Grito de la Selva/Cry of the Forest - courtesy of CEFREC-CAIB