Bolivia: Igniting Reel Change - Special Section

Written by  Verge December 12, 2011

Through video, Quebec filmmakers help young aboriginal Bolivians fight for social change.

On behalf of Oxfam-Quebec, documentary filmmaker, Frédéric Julien and his partner Delphine Denoiseux are sent to Bolivia to tackle some of the major issues facing the indigenous community. The duo team up with Franklin Gutiérrez Zarate, a Bolivian teacher and documentary producer with the non-governmental organization Centro de Formación y Realización Cinematográfica (Centre for Cinema and Film Making). The aim of their project is to help young aboriginal Bolivians construct four short films, each of which expose a current social issue and attempt to re-establish their identity. The filmmakers act as mentors to the native Bolivians, providing them with the skills necessary to develop local and national media organizations, which can play a major role in addressing the traditional inequality faced by Bolivia's aboriginal population. 

Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency.



Native Bolivian communities fight for social change with the help of Quebec filmmakers.

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Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency.

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