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The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema - Jorge Ruiz

The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema

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In Bolivia, politics have always shaped art, particularly when it comes to film. This book presents Bolivia's most significant filmmakers largely in their own words.

Detailed information, not available elsewhere in English, fills the book, making it a major resource... Film Quarterly ...a very comprehensive history based not only on sound research, but also on interviews with Bolivia's most significant filmmakers...a very valuable tool for students and scholars of film and Latin American culture. British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain ...includes much accurate and relevant information... CHOICE This text is a must for any comprehensive research library, given its primary interviews with key filmmakers and that it is the only book in English that focuses exclusively on Bolivian film. Communication Booknotes Quarterly ...this book provides a comprehensive record of Bolivian films and filmmakers, including extensive interviews with major figures in the Bolivian film industry...Sanchez-H. is passionate about Bolivian cinema and exudes an almost missionary zeal in talking about his topic, convincing this reader that it would be worth the extra effort to get hold of some good Bolivian films. Film Criticism ...a valuable contribution to the still slim bibliography on Bolivian Cinema...a vivid and total mosaic of the history of Bolivian Cinema. -- From the introduction by Jorge Ruiz, Bolivian Filmmaker

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Political Contextp. 1
Bolivian Cinema: Beginningsp. 9
The Revolution of 1952 and the Creation of the ICBp. 29
Jorge Ruiz: Pioneer Filmmakerp. 37
Oscar Soria: Storyteller of Bolivian Cinemap. 61
Jorge Sanjines: Making Films Close to the Peoplep. 77
Antonio Eguino's National Cinemap. 109
Other Names in Bolivian Cinemap. 127
Conversations with Film Composersp. 143
Bolivian Film Law and Organizationsp. 171
Closing Thoughtsp. 181
Awards Won Bolivian Filmsp. 191
List of Feature Filmsp. 199
Chronology of Events in Film and Politicsp. 203
Useful Addressesp. 235
Select Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 253
About the Authorp. 267
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ISBN: 9780810836259
ISBN-10: 0810836254
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.53  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.48