La Pelea (en)

La Pelea

Selection: 

Format: 

Feature film

Type: 

Documentary

Country: 

  • Australie
  • Bolivia
  • United States

Script writer(s): 

Violeta Ayala

Director: 

Violeta Ayala

Synopsis: 

People with disabilities are amongst the most discriminated in Bolivia, with the majority living in dire poverty. Fed up with being ignored, a group of them decide to take their fight to the streets, demanding a monthly pension of $76. When social worker Feliza Ali, and her husband and lawyer Marcelo Vasquez take the lead, the protest grows into a movement. Embarking on an unimaginable journey, that sees them march 260 miles over the Andean mountains in their wheelchairs to go toe-to-toe with the Bolivian government.

Visual concept: 

The Fight is a multilayered film, driven by the characters, they’re witty and passionate and their humor will prevail over the most violent scenes. We are shooting simultaneously with two cameras filming scenes in verité style. The narrative will be created with intimate footage of the characters’ journey, intertwined with our personal encounters with undercover spies and police, to show the control and intimidation by the government over press freedom, along with official state propaganda to illustrate how public opinion is shaped.