California-born filmmaker Rick Tejada-Flores unravels the myths and realities of his family history in Bolivia, the country where his father was born and his grandfather was President during the bloodiest war in Latin American history. This fascinating journey, rich in archival footage, family photos and his journalist mother’s letters, sets the stage for mysteries to be solved after the shocking discovery of many skeletons in the family closet. As landowners, his family was among the political elite, but during Marxist revolutionary times a land reform was enacted by a previously unknown relative that stripped the family of its estates. An award-winning producer and director, Tejada-Flores has made a career of preserving the stories of Latino icons including labor organizer Cesar Chavez (The Fight in the Fields, 1997) and artist Jose Clemente Orozco (Orozco: Man of Fire, MVFF 2006). With My Bolivia, he now turns his camera on himself.
In Person: Director Rick Tejada-Flores (My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew); Director Tony Nguyen, Producer Momo Chang (Fresh Frozen)