The Secret Nation

The Secret Nation

Original title: La nación clandestina
Production: Fundación Grupo Ukamau
Country: Bolivia
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
Script: Jorge Sanjinés
Photography: Cesar Pérez
Music: Cergio Prudencio
Cast: Reynaldo Yujra; Delfina Mamani; Orlando Huanca
Year: 1989
Duration: 128
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Aymara-Spanish
Subtitles: English
Keywords: Aymara; Bolivia


Sebastián Mamani, a coffin-maker living on the city outskirts, comes back to his native Aymara village -from which he had been driven out some time ago- carrying a big Death mask, with the aim of dying in a dance as a kind of expiation of his sins that were the cause of his exile, and as a way of being reborn in his lost cultural identity. During this trip, he recalls his past.


Concha de oro - San Sebastián Festival Spain (1989)

Glauber Rocha - International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (1989)

Special Jury Prize - International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (1989)

Best Bolivian film (1990)

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