(recorded interview and presentation)
Bolivian scriptwriter and film maker
Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies
Thursday 30 October at 19:00
Room G34, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7H
Boquerón was the first major battle of the Chaco war fought between Bolivia and Paraguay from 7 to 29 September 1932 at a fort where 600 Bolivian soldiers held back the Paraguayan advance of over 2,000 troops.
“Boquerón, the story that must be told” the film currently being completed by scriptwriter and director Tonchy Antezana, who previously made “Evo Pueblo” and “Cementerio de Elefantes”, is the first Bolivian motion picture about the Chaco War (1932 – 1935), the bloodiest conflict fought in South America between Bolivia and Paraguay two of the poorest landlocked countries in the continent.
The film captures behind-the-scenes human aspects of the war following the lives of four soldiers from different backgrounds and parts of Bolivia. The presentation of the “making of” the film by the Anglo-Bolivian Society includes a recent exclusive filmed interview with Tonchy Antezana, an unreleased “making of” presentation, film teasers and photographs.