My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew
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Film Info
Running Time:57 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Rick Tejada-Flores
Producer:Rick Tejada-Flores
Screenwriter:Rick Tejada-Flores
Cinematographer:Vicente Franco
Tuac Saavedra
Editor:Rick Tejada-Flores
Note Writer:Janis Plotkin

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); Film Subject's Son Jose Junek (Spring Chicken)

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Rick Tejada-Flores has made documentaries for over 40 years, including films for PBS, Sundance Channel, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and YLE Finland. He served as head of the PBS Latino Program Consortium, General Manager of KALW FM in San Francisco and Program Director for KCSM TV. His films have been widely exhibited at festivals including Sundance, Houston, San Francisco, Miami and Mill Valley, and have won numerous prizes and honors. His credits include Rivera in America; Jasper Johns Ideas in Paint; Orozco, Man of Fire for the PBS American Masters series; The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle; The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It; and Race Is the Place.