UMA: A WATER CRISIS IN BOLIVIA
Director: Ana Llacer
Documentary | 1 h 18 m | 2020
USA | Language: Spanish | English Subtitles
GECO22 Official Selection | Australian Premiere
Screening from 2-11 September 2022
Three indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands fight to protect their water from diversion and contamination amid a national water crisis. The government has consistently supported the expansion of mining and granted miners unrestricted water access. UMA, the Aymara word for water, takes us on a journey from the tropical Andean glaciers and the highest navigable lake in the world to the mines of Oruro, and the vanished Lake Poopó. It is a women's story of displacement, resistance, and struggle for environmental justice.