El Coraje del Pueblo

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

When a talented political film-maker like Sanjines aims a film at a very specific audience (to elucidate that audience's past and present oppression and, hopefully, radicalise its future), then the film may lose much of its impact when transposed to a different culture. So it is with Courage of the People, a bleak representation of a 1967 massacre of Bolivian tin miners by the army, reconstructed with the participation of survivors. Introduced by the depiction of a similar event in 1942, the film progresses to the '67 massacre, depicting the workers' growing resistance without analysing the move towards more radical action.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Jorge Sanjines
Oscar Soria
Domitila Chungara
Federico Vallejo
Eusebio Gironda
Felicidad Vda
de García
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