coca lives

Tuesday, November 2, 7 pm.

John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, Duke University, Durham, NC

Wednesday, November 17, 7 pm.

Bryan Building, Room 160, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC


¿Que pasa despues de la coca? / Coca Lives

Roberto Lanza, Juan C. Gomez Millo. (Bolivia, 2006) 88 min.

Today, there are 70,000 families in Bolivia whose lives depend exclusively on the ancestral farming of the coca leaf. This practice has been declared illegal for the past 12 years in Bolivia. The US has monitored the application of the law and has engineered consistent military and economic pressure. What are the real motives and consequences behind the US campaign to wipe out the coca leaf culture? Spanish, Quechua, Aymara with English subtitles.