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Película boliviana de Alejandro Loayza Grisi “Utama” gana primer lugar en el festival de cine internacional World Cinema Ámsterdam.

The 12th edition of World Cinema Amsterdam, the film festival that has been screening the best films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for more than a decade, took place from August 20-27, 2022 in the city of Amsterdam.
With the premise of generating a meaningful conversation about the things that matter, the World Cinema Amsterdam festival awarded first place to the work directed by Bolivian filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi. The film tells the story of an elderly Quechua couple, Virginio and his wife Sisa, who live in the Bolivian highlands and as a result of climate change and drought have to make the tough decision to stay in their home or migrate to the city like the majority of their community.
“It is very important that we can show our culture, our beautiful country on movie screens. We have so many beautiful stories to tell that we must continue to work on the art,” Loayza said.
It is worth noting that the shooting of this film was in the south of Potosí, a place that offers magnificent landscapes. According to the director, the challenge of the film was to transmit and transport the viewer with photography and music to this special place on earth.
Raymond Walravens, director of the festival, highlighted the quality of the work and the strength of the characters; he also encouraged the production of more Bolivian films.
In addition, the Bolivian Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands provided continuous support to director Loayza and the presentation of this Bolivian work at the WCA festival. It was also in charge of promoting this film among the Bolivian community in the Netherlands, its screening schedules and theaters where all Bolivians could appreciate it.

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Diplomat Magazine, in the Netherlands, published the article “A world for all to live in dignity”, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Rogelio Mayta, in the framework of the peoples’ diplomacy for life “Bolivia, a world for all to live in dignity, so that no one is marginalised and everyone feels included in a world that fits for all”.

The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the Netherlands invites you to read the article here (link to the document que se envoi al WA debido a la extensión) available at Diplomat Magazine, we would like to thank the Diplomat Magazine for the diffusion of our foreign policy.


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The opportunity was propitious to positively assess the importance of the cooperation provided by the Netherlands to Bolivia in recent decades and to exchange views on the status and potential of our bilateral relations and the main issues that animate our interactions including energy, climate change and the worldview of living well. The presentation included a ceremony in which the new Ambassador was received at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, by a guard of honor of the Royal Police and a military band that sang the national anthem.


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