Accepted paper:

Habilito: debt for life


Chuck Sturtevant

Paper short abstract:

Recent conflicts in Bolivia around the proposal to build a road through an indigenous territory have highlighted conflicts between lowland indigenous peoples and highland colonists. This documentary explores economic relationships between these two groups, specifically a system of debt entrapment known locally as “habilito”.

Paper long abstract:

Directed by Chuck Sturtevant and Daniela Ricco Quiroga; Runtime of 52 minutes; 2010 Bolivia Spanish with English Subtitles n/a

panel W134
Film programme