THE COURAGE OF THE PEOPLE
Director: Jorge Sanjinés Run Time: 94 min. Release Year: 1971 Language: Spanish
Starring: Domitila de Chungara, Eusebio Gironda, Federico Vallejo, Felicidad Coca García
On June 24, 1967, an expanded national worker was to be held to discuss what kind of support would be given to Che Guevara and his guerrillas who were fighting in Ñancahuazú. The Bolivian army, pressured by the North American military mission, assaults on the night of San Juan, the 20th century mining camp, arresting and assassinating leaders and causing the death of many people. It is an accurate historical reconstruction.
“An important and at points extremely gripping documentary (with fictionalized reconstruction of the massacre) on workers’ suffering by the capitalist-induced state. The film works best at those moments where it juxtaposes the events on the screen with photographs of the real perpetrators of the massacre, namely generals and governors. If the impact is somewhat compromised, this stems from some reenacted sequences.” dionysus67, mubi