Nicolasa Nosa, an indigenous woman and Bolivian martyr, native of San Ignacio de Moxos (Beni) gave her life in defense of the Amazon and its territory. She was murdered in 1887 after playing an important role in the liberation process of the indigenous peoples enslaved during the exploitation of rubber in the Bolivian Amazon.
Sixth episode of the documentary series "Life in the Amazon".
2007. La problematica social, la diversidad cultural, los debates referidos a la Asamblea constituyente, son documentados a través de las cámaras dirigidas por Marcos Loayza. El himno nacional cuyas estrofas son cantadas en diversas lenguas originarias de cada región, hilvana la historia de una Nación que aglutina Naciones cuyas identidades buscan ser reflejadas, reivindicadas, extraídas del olvido y formar parte de la nueva constitución. Diferentes personalidades opinan a cerca del "Estado de Las Cosas", sobre la urgencia de forjar una nueva nación.
Testimonial documentary about the education system in Bolivia. Part of the VOICES documantary series that belong to the Report of Humand Development of the UNDP in Bolivia in association with Movimiento ATD Cuarto Mundo
Testimonial documentary about poverty in Bolivia. Part of the VOICES documantary series that belong to the Report of Humand Development of the UNDP in Bolivia in association with Movimiento ATD Cuarto Mundo
Testimonial documentary about the health system in Bolivia. Part of the VOICES documantary series that belong to the Report of Humand Development of the UNDP in Bolivia in association with Movimiento ATD Cuarto Mundo
Around 30% and 50% of the drinking water in the rivres of our main cities is lost. In the country, there are only 84 wastewater treatment plants, 31 are not operational and the rest barely remove 50% of their impurities. About 26,000 liters of water are needed to produce the food consumed daily by a single family of four.
70% of Bolivia's soil is used at some intensity. 40% of the territory is forest, 12% is agricultural and 25% is used for cattle raising. Bolivia is the first country in agricultural areas per capita in Latin America, while it is the last in agricultural productivity. The indiscriminate use of agrochemicals in the soil, the inadequate use of agricultural machinery and the growing desertification cause soil loss with negative impacts on water and plant cover.
40,000 hectares of soils are losing their productive capacity annually due to different causes. One third of the country is eroded. Twice as much is deforested as 20 years ago and the same amount of products and food is produced. It is the first country in the world in per capita deforestation of tropical forests. We deforest the equivalent of a soccer field every five minutes.
In Bolivia, in the 50´s the urban population was 27%, today it is almost 70%. Half of the Bolivian population is concentrated in the cities of La Paz, El Alto, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.
Every day 5,000 tons of garbage are generated, 84% of which comes from urban areas. Uncollected garbage goes into waterways and soils, severely contaminating them.