Screen/Society--Duke Global Health Film Festival--"Blood of the Condor" / "Yawar Malku"
Blood of the Condor / Yawar Malku
(Jorge Sanjinés, 1969, 70 min, Bolivia, in English, Spanish, and Quechua w/ English subtitles, B&W, Digital)
The film tells the story of an indigenous Bolivian community receiving medical care from the Peace Corps-like American agency Cuerpo del Progreso ("Progress Corps") which is secretly sterilizing local women. The Bolivians attack the foreigners, and the attackers are rounded up and shot by the authorities. The brother of the shot protagonist desperately seeks medical care for his brother, but due to lack of money for proper care his brother dies.
This is one of the most important films of the so-called "New Latin American Film" or Tercer Cine Latinoamericano (Third Cinema).
-- Winner of Golden Rudder Prize at Venice Film Festival (1969)!
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Duke Global Health Institute (GHI), the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Health Humanities Lab at FHI, and the Program in the Arts of Moving Image (AMI).