Bolivia's struggle to preserve its film heritage





Back in 1989, in the basement of a house in the Bolivian city of La Paz, a trunk containing dozens of metal drums of film negatives was found. Among the discoveries was Wara Wara, the only known surviving work from Bolivia's silent-film era.

About 28,000 films, almost half of them Bolivian, are gathering dust on the archives' shelves.

Some have not even been opened, let alone catalogued or restored, because of a lack of funding and the necessary skills....






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