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 Donate to Water Project page.