Zona Sur, cast (white) and director (black)
Last week at Sundance, the 2009 Bolivian film "Zona Sur" (Southern District) won the festival's World Cinema awards in both writing and directing. The film is also Bolivia's submission to the Academy Awards. I have yet to see the film but understand that it is about the psychosis of sureños (residents of the wealthy southern suburb of La Paz). It at least convinced this one US reporter to even use the taboo word "bourgeois society" (commie!), so it is probably good. I did hear that like the director Juan Carlos Valdivia's other film "American Visa" there is quite a bit of explicit sex (get your attention?). So, in case you weren't aware, Bolivia has good cinema.
La Mala Palabra put together the English subtitled trailer below.