AND SO IT IS (Ukamau)

AYMARA, SPANISH I BOLIVIA I 1966            DRAMA I 72 MIN I DCP I B & W

Director: Jorge Sanjinés

 

Cast:

Vicente Veneros Salinas

Benedicta Mendoza Huanca

Nestor Cardenas Peredo

 

Crew:

 

Producer: Nicanor Jordan Castedo

Screenplay Writer: Jorge Sanjines

Music: Alberto Villalpando

Cinemtographer: Hugo Roncal, Genaro Sanjines

Editor: Jorge Sanjines

 

Synopsis:

While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge.

 

Director Biography:  

Sanjines made his first feature film, And So It Is (1966), under the auspices of the Bolivian Film Institute, of which he was named director in 1965. A landmark in the history of Bolivian cinema, Ukamau is a sympathetic depiction of the social problems of the Andean peasantry shot exclusively in Aymara, an indigenous language. Because of the controversy surrounding the film, Sanjines was fired from his post, but went on to become one of the most successful of Latin America’s leftist filmmakers.

Filmography:

Juana Azurduy, Guerrillera de la Patria Grande

2012 Insurgents (Documentary)

2004 Los hijosdelúltimojardín

1995 To Hear the Birds Singing

1989 The Secret Nation

1985 Las banderasdelamanecer (Documentary)

1981 LlocsiCaimanta, fuera de aquí

1974 Jatunauka

1971 The Night of San Juan

1969 Blood of the Condor

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