PARA RECIBIR EL CANTO DE LOS PAJAROS (1995)

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Alternative titles

  • TO RECEIVE THE BIRDS' SONG Alternative
  • TO HEAR THE BIRDS SINGING Alternative
  • The BIRD'S SINGING Alternative

Synopsis

Addressing the issue of the 'mestizo' (people of mixed race) in Bolivia, the story centres around a French woman who arrives in an Andean village in 1968 initially for a three month stay but becomes involved with the Aymara - an indigenous community and remains for eight years. Meanwhile a film crew arrive in the village to shoot a feature criticising the Spanish conquest of Latin America but end up reproducing, in their behaviour, the very same abuses, racist attitudes and authoritarianism they intended to denounce.

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