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The History of Bolivian Cinema from 1904 to the Present Day

     
     
  1904  
     
   

Retrato de Personajes Históricos y de Actualidad, the country’s first film, is released. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
  1913  
     
    Luis Castillo makes Bolivia’s first full-length motion picture. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1923  
     
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One day after its release, Jose Maria Velasco Maidana’s Profecia del Lago (Prophecy of the Lake), Bolivia’s first fiction film is banned in La Paz because the plot revolves around an affair between a wealthy landowner and his Indian servant girl that is based on true events. [MORE] [ADD] 

     
   

– Italian director Pedro Sambarino establishes S.A. Bolivian Cinematografica. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1929  
     
    – The newly established Uranian Films release Wara Wara [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1947  
     
   

Kenneth Wasson founds the production company Bolivia Films, and hires documentary filmmaker Jorge Ruiz[MORE] [ADD] 

     
     
     
  1949  
     
   

Donde Nació un Imperio, the country’s first colour film, is released. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1952  
     
   

– The Bolivian Instituto Cinematigrafico (ICB) is established, and managed by Waldo Cerruto. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1953  
   

Films of Note

     
  Vuelve Sebastiana (1953)
   

 

   

Vuelve Sebastiana (Augusto Roca, Jorge Ruiz) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1959  
   

Films of Note

   
   

La Vertiente (The Source) (Jorge Ruiz) [MUCH] [ADD]

   
     
     
  1963  
   

Films of Note

     
   

Revolución (Revolution) (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1965  
   

Films of Note

     
   

Aysa! (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1966  
   

Films of Note

     
    Ukamau (1966)
     
   

Ukamau (And So It Is) (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1968  
   

Films of Note

     
   

Crimen sin olvido (Jorge Mistral) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Mina Alaska (Jorge Ruiz) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Ukamau (Jorge Sanjines Aramayo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1969  
     
    Yawar Mallku (1969)
   

 

   

Jorge Sanjinés Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor) is released. The film dramatises the sterilisation of Quechuan women by the American Peace Corps. Both Bolivian and American governments attempt to ban the film. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Bolivia 1969: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Volver (To Return) (German Becker, Juan Pablo Donoso, Alberto Paciella, Jorge Ruiz) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1970  
     
    Jorge Sanjines latest film, The Ways of Death, is accidentally destroyed at the laboratory to which it is sent for processing.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1971  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

El Coraje del pueblo (The Courage of the People) (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1973  
     
    Jorge Sanjines
   

 

   

– Filmmaker Jorge Sanjines flees to Peru following the military coup in Bolivia, where he films El Enemigo principal (The Principal Enemy).  [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1976  
     
   

– The Fundacion Cinemateca Boliviana is established in La Paz to preserve the country’s films.  [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

– The first Condor de Plata film festival takes place in La Paz. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Bolivia 1976: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

La Chaskañawi (Hugo Cuellar Urizar, Jorge Cuellar Urizar) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Chuquiago (Antonio Eguino) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Señores generales, Señores coroneles (Alfonso Gumucio) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1977  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Llocsi Caimanta, fuera de aquí (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1978  
     
   

– The Independent National Council of the Cinema is created.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1982  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Mi socio (My Friend) (Paolo Agazzi) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1984  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Amargo mar (Antonio Eguino) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Las Banderas del amanecer (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1985  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Tinku (El Encuentro) (Juan Miranda) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1989  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

La Nación clandestine (Jorge Sanjines) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Los Igualitarios (Juan Miranda) [MORE] [ADD]

     

 

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