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Bolivia: Partners, Not Masters

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This title is a part of the series Fighting the Tide 2: Struggles Over Resources in the Developing World

Catalogue Number:  393756
ISBN Number:  978-1-60825-593-1
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Business Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  25

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Swept to power in 2006 on a wave of social unrest, Bolivian President Evo Morales has vowed to shift the balance of power in favor of his poorest constituents. This program examines the wealth generated from Bolivia's natural resources, precious metals in particular, and highlights Morales' efforts to redirect revenues away from what he sees as neoliberal interests. Noting Morales' indigenous heritage, the film explores the meanings behind his motto "Partners not Masters" and his views on the influence of multinational corporations. It also reveals an ongoing struggle for equality among laborers at the Potos­ silver mine, where male workers often die young, leaving widows and children to subsist in refuse.

Portions in Spanish with English subtitles.

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