The Film

My Bolivia
a film by Rick Tejada-Flores

My Bolivia tells what happens when a Latino filmmaker from the United States tries to unravel the myths and realities of his family history in Bolivia; the country where his father was born.   Rick Tejada-Flores grew up in California, but never connected with his father’s world till he was in his 50s.  When he did he found a history of slavery…  his grandfather’s role as President during the bloodiest war in Latin American history…  the never-mentioned family member who administered the land reform that stripped the family of its estates…   and family connections with a Nazi war criminal.


For information about the Llojeta water project that resulted from this film, please visit the My Bolivia Water Project page.

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