Item Details

Coca and the Congressman [electronic resource]: Drugs, Farming, and Socialism in Bolivia

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The rise of leftist leaders in South America has surprised the international community-and has resulted in some equally surprising alliances. This Wide Angle documentary focuses on populist leader Evo Morales, who has taken up the fight of coca farmers against the Bolivian establishment. Traveling to the stunning highlands of Bolivia, the program examines Morales' efforts to expand the amount of coca that can be legally grown and fend off the Bolivian military's drive to eliminate the crop. The program also profiles indigenous politicians working with Morales, a farming family dependent on coca for survival, and a coca-eradication commander on a slash-and-burn mission. In addition, Minister Jorge Castaneda discusses the power shift in Latin America with anchor Mishal Husain.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 15, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Drugs, farming, and socialism in Bolivia
Related Title
Wide angle (Television program)
Series
The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Contents
  • Bolivia's Indigenous Majority and the Coca Leaf (4:02)
  • Cocaleros: Coca Farmers (4:14)
  • Evo Morales: Fighting Capitalism in Bolivia (2:39)
  • U.S. Funded Anti-Drug Task Force (3:46)
  • Alternative Agriculture Programs in Bolivia (2:41)
  • Bolivia's Dangerous Mining Industry (4:07)
  • Searching and Destroying Cocaine Factories in Bolivia (3:09)
  • Narcotics Law 1008: Preventive Detention (3:28)
  • Toll of Government Bans on Coca Sales (2:05)
  • Santa Cruz: The Miami of Bolivia (4:03)
  • Protesting Miners Inspired by Evo Morales (1:41)
  • Competing Interests: Chaco Oil and Cocaleros (2:57)
  • Bolivia's Indigenous Movement in Congress (4:07)
  • Evo Morales: Latin American Leftist Political Movement (1:37)
  • Castaeda's Commentary on Current Issues in Latin America (7:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 36134 Films Media Group
  • 37083s Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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