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portrait Jorge Sanjines, Bolivia

Jorge Sanjinés, born 31 July 1936 in La Paz, is a Bolivian film director and screenwriter. He founded the production group Grupo Ukamau. Sanjines made his first feature film, Ukamau (1966), under the auspices of the Bolivian Film Institute, of which he was named director in 1965. A landmark in the history of Bolivian cinema, Ukamau is a sympathetic depiction of the social problems of the Andean peasantry shot exclusively in Aymara, an indigenous language. Because of the controversy surroā€¦