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PLACA Cinelatte presents: Cocalero, directed by Alejandro Landes

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Cinelatte presents: Cocalero Directed by Alejandro Landes Born out of the U.S. war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales - backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers - travels through the Andes and Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading a historic bid to become Bolivia's first indigenous president. The filmmakers, granted astonishing up close and personal access to Evo, capture the intimate moments of this controversial figure and his triumphant rise to power. A story of geopolitics, people's movements, indigenous culture, and one man's impressive determination, Cocalero is a "luminous portrait of working people in a rare triumph against U.S. imperialism.

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