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Bolivian film in the twenty-first century

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Since its 1970s' association with radical politics in a rural setting, Bolivian cinema has moved into other areas and fresh themes. This article examines the country's recent developments in film culture, and the far from close relationship between film and current political authority. It discusses the effects on the country's output by the advent of digital technology, resulting in increased volume but uneven quality. The regionalist tendency brought by the new availability of film-making technology in places like Cochabamba and Tarija is accompanied by a new generation of film-makers and the intriguing movement towards self-expression for indigenous communities now able to represent themselves and communicate with other, once remote, peoples. Elsewhere, a notable factor is the switch from a rural and collective focus to a concentration on urban, individualist and less stereotypically 'Bolivian' themes. In all, film in this country is remarkable for its very lack of any central homogenizing aesthetic or discursive tendency.
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Keywords: Andean socialism; diversity; multiculturalism; populism; self-examination

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

Publication date: November 1, 2012

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