LEFT FILM NIGHT presents: COCALERO – May 25th
Bolivia is in the news, so for our next Left Film Night we will show Cocalero. Written and directed by Alejandro Landes, Cocalero offers fresh insight into big political changes afoot in Latin America. Earlier in this decade, the Bolivian government, backed by Washington, attempted to eradicate coca crops, devastating the livelihood of Indigenous people who cultivate it. In response, the farmers formed a powerful union. Their leader, the Aymara Indian Evo Morales, made an historic bid for the presidency in 2005. Cocalero closely follows Evo Morales’ election campaign – where he proposes the redistribution of wealth, renationalization of industries and legalization of coca products – and wins by an unprecedented majority.
Sunday, May 25, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education,
706 Clark Drive, Vancouver (corner of Clark & E. Georgia)
No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Vancouver East Club of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email <mailto:email@example.com><firstname.lastname@example.org> for further information.
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