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9 November 2007 (USA) See more »
A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales. | Add synopsis »
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Alex Contreras ... Himself
Javier Escalas ... Himself
Adriana Gil ... Herself
Alvaro García Lineras ... Himself
Evo Morales ... Himself
Leonilda Zurita ... Herself

Directed by
Alejandro Landes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alejandro Landes 

Produced by
Roberto Alem .... associate producer
Ellyn Daniels .... executive producer
Alejandro Landes .... producer
Jorge Manrique Behrens .... associate producer
Julia Solomonoff .... producer
Paula Vaccaro .... associate producer (as Paula Alvarez Vaccaro)
Original Music by
Leonardo Heiblum 
Jacobo Lieberman 
Cinematography by
Jorge Manrique Behrens 
Film Editing by
Lorenzo Bombicci 
Jorge Manrique Behrens 
Kate Taverna 
Production Management
Monica Machicao .... unit production manager
Art Department
Nico Risso .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Droopy .... sound editor
Lena Esquenazi .... sound editor
Roberto Migone .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Andrea Kleinman .... assistant editor
Jacopo Quadri .... consulting editor
Music Department
Emiliano Motta .... instrumentalist: flute and piccolo
Other crew
Felicitas Raffo .... production assistant


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86 min | 94 min

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Unexpectedly MOVING documentary, 27 June 2007
Author: nihao

Anyone who likes to contemplate and collect SPECIAL moments may want to hastily add COCALERO to their DVD collection. It is a special, simple,moving film. When it starts it is just a trickle... then it gets Flowing.... and before you know it you are trapped in this Human River of hope, strength and (long suppressed) pride which leaves you (or at least ME) wet -cheeked. An AMAZING feat by both EVO MORALES, Bolivia's First Indigenous President, and by the unobtrusive but ever-present Fly-on-the-Wall Director of this poetic-political Jewel. A film to re-kindle the hopes of even the most cynical. (p.s. It is also a point in favour of the director of this documentary that in no precise moment do we feel the , all to often present, hand of the demagogue. No 'preaching' irritates the viewer. We are simply voyeurs of the basics of political mechanics, and we are left to contemplate that if THIS is what the strangely naive Bolivian Indios use as political tools to insinuate themselves in the apparently Air-Tight chambers of Econo-Politics IMAGINE what the highly-funded machinery of G8 countries employs. Best Scene? There are many. I marveled at Morales' "in your face" approach to The Military's preoccupations with their future role in the political chess-board (should Evo win, that is). Comic and Eerie at the same time!

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