Series Title: State Department South America Series


Survey of the jungle lowlands, yungas, and altiplano points out that there are really "three Bolivias" each "with its offering to the country's destiny." Shows processing of rubber, chinchona, coca; agricultural methods; silver and tin mining. Scenes of the mountain roads, Indian factory workers in La Paz, and the Cochabamba trolley. (Jane M. Loy, Latin American Research Review, vol.12 no.3, 1977)


Sponsored Film; General Orientation (Adamson-Seaton Film Classifications)

Country/Location: Bolivia

Tribe or Group: N/A

Producer: Julien Bryan

Cinematographer: Jules Bucher, William James, Francis Thompson

Production Company: Julien Bryan

Additional Production: Graphics by Philip Stapp; Script by Forrest Izard; Music by Gene Forrell; Narrated by Jose Ferrer

Running Time: 20 min.

Years Filmed: 1943

Decade Produced: 1940s

Film Gauge: 35mm

Stock: B&W Nitrate

Footage Count: 720'

Sound: Narrated

Notes: Made for the Federal Government (FDR good neighbor policy). Julien Bryan contracted by FDR administration. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Nelson Rockefeller, in charge of contracting filmmakers to make movies in South America. There are 23 films in the CI-AA series.

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