Cocalero

Overview

The determination of one unwavering socialist to stand up for his indigenous people in the face of an international crackdown on the Bolivian coca-growing regions forms the basis for this lively look at Aymara Indian Evo Morales' historic bid for the presidency of Bolivia. As the United States increasingly turned the focus of the War on Drugs towards the Bolivian coca-growing regions, the resulting efforts of the Bolivian government in eradicating coca crops had a devastating effect on the indigenous farmers -- ...
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Overview

The determination of one unwavering socialist to stand up for his indigenous people in the face of an international crackdown on the Bolivian coca-growing regions forms the basis for this lively look at Aymara Indian Evo Morales' historic bid for the presidency of Bolivia. As the United States increasingly turned the focus of the War on Drugs towards the Bolivian coca-growing regions, the resulting efforts of the Bolivian government in eradicating coca crops had a devastating effect on the indigenous farmers -- who, as a result, would form a powerful union. It was personable and unpretentious union leader Morales who took it upon himself to stand up for the farmers whose livelihoods were now at stake, and his unassuming personality found him as comfortable drinking beer with his friends and swimming in his underwear as he was mingling with the cultural elite over talk of redistributing wealth, re-industrializing industries, and legalizing coca products. In this documentary, curious filmgoers are invited to gain greater insight than ever into both the political changes that are sweeping Latin America, and the mind of the populist platform leader whose stance on the state of his nation has resulted in unwavering praise from supporters, and venomous resistance from detractors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2007
  • UPC: 720229913010
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,498

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alvaro Garcia Lineras Interviewee
Javier Escalas Interviewee
Technical Credits
Alejandro Landes Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Roberto Alem Associate Producer
Jorge Manrique Behrens Associate Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Lorenzo Bombicci Editor
Ellyn Daniels Executive Producer
Lena Esquenazi Sound/Sound Designer
Leonardo Heiblum Score Composer
Jacobo Lieberman Score Composer
Julia Solomonoff Producer
Kate Taberna Editor
Paula Alvarez Vaccaro Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cocalero
1. Evo Morales [5:00]
2. Campaign Opening Rally [11:59]
3. Women's Coca Grower Union [3:37]
4. Where it Began [4:47]
5. MAS Party Headquarters [5:19]
6. In Defense of Coca [7:32]
7. Union Meeting [7:05]
8. Voting Rehearsal [7:39]
9. The Party Line [7:11]
10. An Ethical Man [7:00]
11. Summit of the Americas [5:08]
12. Ruffling Feathers [7:25]
13. The Night Before Elections [4:52]
14. Election Day [7:37]
15. End Credits [4:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Cocalero
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   Chapters
   Set Up
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Digital Stereo
   Trailers
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