Wara Wara trailer
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Treasure of Bolivian cinema restored

The only known surviving work from Bolivia's silent-film era has been restored after being found in the basement of a La Paz home.

Set during the Spanish conquest of Bolivia, the black-and-white film, by Jose Maria Velasco Maidana, tells the story of an Inca princess who falls in love with a Spanish captain.

Eighty years after it was made, and after more than a decade of careful restoration, Wara Wara is now once again being shown to the public.

This is the trailer for the film as restored by Cinemateca Boliviana, a private foundation which is entrusted by the government with rescuing, preserving and safeguarding the country's film heritage.

  • 28 Oct 2010
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