538 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Alejandro Landes, Argentina, 2007, 94m, video, doc

In Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles

Cocalero is a film about controversial Bolivian president Evo Morales and his rise to prominence. The story follows the presidential campaign of Morales as he moves from union meetings in the Andes and Amazon to formal fundraising dinners and mass rallies in cities. The political rise of Morales, an outspoken critic of the United States whose political power base is in the coca-growing areas of central Bolivia, dates to his work with farmers resisting a coca eradication drive prompted by the US-backed war on drugs. In 2005 Morales, of Aymara Indian heritage, was elected as Bolivia’s first-ever indigenous president, winning the election by the largest majority in the country’s history. *Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema, Sundance Film Festival 2007

Film’s website: http://www.cocalerofilm.com

$6 per film / $4 for students, seniors and SPACE members
Festival passes: $20 / $15 for students, seniors and SPACE members.

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Added by alanapost on November 3, 2007

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