Cinema Politique: "Yawar Mallku" (Blood of the Condor)

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Zell B. Miller Learning Center Room 250

Film screening and discussion. Film summary: "Yawar Mallku" (Blood of the Condor) is a 1969 film by Jorge Sanjinés. Set in Bolivia, the film tells the story of a Peace Corps-like American agency that is secretly sterilizing indigenous women under the guise of providing health care, provoking an uprising by the targeted population. Based upon information shared with the filmmaker by the indigenous population. Discussant: Khédija Gadhoum specializes in contemporary Latin American literature and culture. A widely-published poet, she is the Spanish language supervisor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.