Digital Aymara

In Search of Life

In Latin America, many people use the nightly soap opera (telenovela) as a way to think through their lives; unfortunately, most of these stories emerge from an upper class perspective. In Search of Life is a telenovela written, filmed, and acted by indigenous teenagers living in the city of El Alto, a shantytown above La Paz. It was so successful that it was shown on Bolivian national TV.

The entire telenovela is available at:

Some pictures from this project:

Social Impact - Key Project Data

  • Development of a new movement of indigenous filmmakers in Bolivia;
  • Shown on national public TV.

Some episodes of the novel:

Project done in collaboration with COMPA, and funded by ArtVenture.


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