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Jorge Sanjines

Para Recibir el Canto de los Pajaros (To Hear The Birds Singing)

Edition 1995
97' - 1995 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Jorge Sanjines With: Guido Arce, Marcelo Guzmán, Reynaldo Yujra
An apparently sympathetic film crew leaves La Paz for a village in the high Bolivian plateau to shoot a costume film about the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the Andes in the 16th century. Mingling with a majority-Indian community, the filmmakers make a vain attempt to involve the natives as extras. After getting a categorical refusal, the production manages to “entice” some of the inhabitants of a neighbouring village. The production is saved, but incidents increase disastrously. Soon the filmmakers are confronted with their own limitations, reproducing the same kind of prejudicial behavior they intended to denounce in their film...

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Credits

Director

Jorge Sanjines

With

Guido Arce, Marcelo Guzmán, Reynaldo Yujra

Scenario

Jorge Sanjines

Director of Photography

Raul Rodriguez, Guillermo Ruiz, Pérez César

Editor

Jorge Sanjines, Pedro Chaskel

Producer

Beatriz Palacios

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Bolivia

Year

1995

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