【民權抗爭】篇 Struggles for Civil Rights
Looking for the Revolution
英國、玻利維亞 UK - Bolivia | 2007 | 53 min | Rodrigo VAZQUEZ
'Why Democracy' Documentary Series
是阿根廷男導演Rodrigo Vazquez (羅地哥•范斯蓋茲)執導的紀錄片，企圖尋找當年哲古華拉留下的「革命之火」。
導演羅地哥•范斯蓋茲來自阿根廷，花數年跟拍莫拉雷斯、他的跟隨者、富有的地主、以及赤貧階層的人們，企圖尋找當初切葛瓦拉留下的革命之火。范斯蓋茲拍攝多部紀錄片，皆與中南美洲政治現況有關，包括探討智利恐怖主義的『Condor: Axis of Evil』(2003)，曾於坎城影展首映。
Che GUEVARA died in Southern Bolivia while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution throughout South America. His death at the hands of Bolivian Rangers trained and financed by the US Government, marked the beginning of the cocaine era in Bolivia. Forty years later and under pressure from the masses who gave him a clear mandate, the first indigenous President Evo MORALES (an ex-coca leaf farmer) is promising to continue the revolution. He has nationalized the oil industry and passed laws on Agrarian reform. Despite the revolutionary-sounding election speeches and campaign iconography that accompanied his landslide victory, on closer inspection it emerges that the old system is pretty much alive inside the new one. Corruption, nepotism and old-fashioned populism are at the core of this movement. The more MORALES does to create employment, the more the landowners conspire against him and paralyse Bolivia’s economy. As a result, no jobs are created and the pressure from the poor increases. The cycle of tension threatens to crush both the country and the indigenous revolution. Looking for the Revolution is about the dynamics of that tension as witnessed by the characters of the film - the struggle for power between landowners and the indigenous movement, and the continuation of a revolution Morales-style, started so long ago.