Amazing Movies and Documentaries that will inspire you to visit Bolivia.
Even the Rain 2011
A Spanish drama set in Cochabamba, Bolivia in February 2000, during the real –life events when local people rose up against plans to privatize the water supply. It tells a story of a Mexican director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who arrive in Bolivia to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus’s conquest of Latin America. ‘’Even the rain’’ brilliantly compares the European imperialism five centuries ago and modern globalization.
The Devil’s Miner 2005
Documentary film about 14-year-old Bolivian boy Basilio who works in a silver mine to support his family. Like other workers in the mine, he worships the devil for protection
Amazon With Bruce Parry
Bruce Parry embarks on an epic journey following the Amazon river from it’s source to the sea.
Beautifully shot documentary that follows the story of Moises Chambi Yucra, a salt gatherer in the world’s largest salt flats of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Moises becomes a link to the old world while the country’s leaders plan to mine lithium found beneath the salt and build infrastructure to connect the Salar de Uyuni to the outside world.
(Can be found on iTunes or Netflix)
Samuel in the clouds 2016
Samuel used to be a ski lift operator in what used to be one of the highest ski resort in the world, on a glacier in Chacaltaya, Bolivia. But the glacier melted away. While scientists are discussing climate change and its effects, Samuel hopes that one day the snow will return.
Our Brand is Crisis 2005
A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election and their consequences.
The Liberator 2013
A biographical drama film about Venezuelan military and political leader Simon Bolívar, who played a leading role in South America’s wars of liberation from Spanish rule.