Blood of the Condor

Blood of the Condor

Original title: Yawar Mallku
Production: Fundación Grupo Ukamau
Country: Bolivia
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
Script: Jorge Sanjinés
Photography: Antonio Egüino
Music: Alfredo Domínguez, Ignacio Quispe y Alberto Villalpando
Cast: Benedicta Mendoza Huanca; Vicente Veneros Salinas; Marcelino Yanahuaya
Year: 1969
Duration: 70
Genre: Historical
Color: BW
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Quechua-Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Quechua


 Based on true events, the film tells the story of a Peace Corps-like American agency that is secretly sterilizing indigenous women under the guise of providing health care. Ignacio, the community leader, finds out the truth, which provokes an uprising by the targeted population.


“Georges Sadoul” Award (France)
Award "Golden Timon" (Venice Italy)
San Francisco Festival Award (USA)
Prize “Espiga de Oro” (Valladolid-Spain)
Selected by UNESCO as one of the 100 most important films in the history of world cinema (1995)

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