MILLUNI 1965

The Milluni Massacre
May 24, 1965

The mining company began its life in 1920. La Fabulosa Mines Consolidate, the name under which the mine was founded, had Prince Philip of Great Britain as shareholders and exported Tin. Milluni Miners Workers Union was founded in 1946 and they immediately attended the Extraordinary Congress of Pulacayo where the Pulacayo Thesis was sanctioned, which marked the ideological principles of the Bolivian Workers' struggle. Years later, they participated in the revolution of April 1952, their militia, with dynamite in hand, stifled any attempt at counter-revolution, but Milluni's miners still faced a tough battle, a decade later.

On November 4, 1964 Rene Barrientos (Vice President), overthrew Víctor Paz Estensoro and took his place. Faced with the clear anti-worker character of Barrientos, the COB decided to fight to maintain its social conquests (right to unionization, freedom, and salary), for which an indefinite strike was decreed on May 12, 1965. In the city of La Paz, the factory radio was silenced, the same fate befall the union headquarters of builders that was assaulted. While in the mining districts the massacre had begun in the Southern Central Council on May 23, the mine was taken and militarized with a balance of nearly ten dead, the next target was Milluni, who complied with the strike enunciated by the F.S.T.M.B. and the COB.

It was a May 24, in the mining district of Milluni, the arrival of the military troops was heard, who arrived by land and air, immediately the workers organized themselves in the resistance of the center, armed with old mausers and dynamite. One of the main objectives of the Caza planes was the Milluni mine, however the union as a strategy took 4 soldiers as hostages and tied them to the radio antennas. That action infuriated the uniformed men who, seeing themselves humiliated, hurled bursts of fire from the planes, into the trenches, the roads and others. Many lives were lost and the resistance was overwhelmed with blood. The main leader Natalio Mamani, recognized for his participation in the National Revolution, had to flee into hiding, because fraud charges were brought against him, instead a labor coordinator was placed in the Barrientos government and the mine was militarized May 29, 1965. As a mark of those fateful days, there is a cemetery that is the place where those brave workers who gave their lives rest, for the defense of rights and freedoms of our country.

  • Carlos Vidaurre Cardozo
    Director
  • Carlos Vidaurre Cardozo
    Writer
  • Carlos Vidaurre Cardozo
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Country of Filming:
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Escuela Andina de Cinematografía
  • Best of Latin America Short Film Festival
    Santa Monica
    United States
    July 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival Latinoamericano Cine Valor: Selección Oficial

    Peru
    December 16, 2020
    Best Editing 3rd Place
  • Latino & Native American Film Festival
    New Haven, Connecticut
    United States
    April 22, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Carlos Vidaurre Cardozo

Filmografía:
https://www.youtube.com/user/thrashercfh666/videos
https://vimeo.com/rlyehianpictures

Cortos universitarios (Univalle):
2013 - RUSH ENERGY DRINK/STREET FIGHTER
2013 - XERO
2013 - A SALVO
2013 - ABDUCTION NIGHTMARES
2013 - LA PROMESA (mediometraje)
2014 - ESTUDIO FOTOGRAFICO M&M
2014 - YO, NO QUISE...
2014 - INCONSCIENCIA
2015 - VIDEO RETRATO CARLOS VIDAURRE
2015 - M&M STAR WARS
2015 - LUXURIA
2015 - AMOR DE HUEVOS
2015 - INTOLERANCIA
2017 - JUCHANÏTWA

Cortos universitarios (UMSA):
2018 – QUIROGA

Cortos universitarios (Escuela Andina de Cinematografía):
2017 - VIDEORRETRATO E.A.C 2017. - CARLOS VIDAURRE CARDOZO
2017 - MAKING OF PROHIBIDO LLORAR
2017 - MAKING OF INCONSCIENTEMENTE
2019 - MILLUNI 1965
2019 - EL PAQUETE
2019 – ARDE
2020 – LAMENTOS(re-edición)

Cortos independientes:
2014 - DEATH BY RENDER
2015 - THE FLASHDANCES
2018 - JE SUIS RILDA
2019 - SUBVERSIVOS
2020 - REPRENDRE LES RUES
2020 - ANTUTAÑA
2021 - ENTRAÑAS
2021 - ÑATITAS
2022 – WILANCHA

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Premios:

WILANCHA
2023: International Folklore Film Festival IFFF: "Selección Oficial"
2022: Festival de Cine Radical - Sección Bolivia Radical: "Selección Oficial"
2022: Festival Internacional de Cine de Mérida y Yucatán - FICMY: "Selección Oficial"
2022: AQP Arequipa Festival de Cine y Audiovisual: "Selección Oficial"
2022: Muestra Internacional Itinerante de Cine Alternativo en México (MICAM): "Selección Oficial"
2022: FENAVID Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Cruz: "Selección Oficial Muestra Competitiva"
2022: Festival de Cine de Áncash: "Selección Oficial"
2022: IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indígena de Barcelona: "Selección Oficial"
2022: The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions: "Selección Oficial"
2022: II Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente "Desde los EXTRAMUROS del Mundo":
"Mención Honrosa"
2022: III Festival de Cine Latinoamericano en Lenguas Originarias: "Selección Oficial"

ENTRAÑAS
2022: Black Cat Award International Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2021: Festival RENUAC: "Selección Oficial"
2021: Festival de Cine Radical - Sección Bolivia Radical: "Selección Oficial"

ÑATITAS
2022: The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions: "Finalista"
2022: II Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente "Desde los EXTRAMUROS del Mundo":
"Selección Oficial"
2021: Lima Web Fest: "Semifinalista"

ANTUTAÑA
2020: FILMETS Badalona Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2020: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"

SUBVERSIVOS
2021: Festival RENUAC: "Selección Oficial"
2021: Fillum International Storical and Short Film Festival (FISSF): "Selección Oficial"
2021: Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente "Desde los Extramuros del Mundo":
"Selección Oficial"
2020: Festival de Cinema Estudantil de Guaíba: "Selección Oficial"
2020: 3 Margens Festival Latinoamericano de Cine: "Selección Oficial"
2020: Festival Internacional de Cine de La Paz: "Premio por el Publico- Mejor Corto
Internacional"
2020: The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions: "Selección Oficial"
2020: 5º Festival Internacional de Cine de la No-violencia Activa - FICNOVA: "Selección Oficial"
2020: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2020: FLICKFAIR Online Film Festival: "Finalista"
2020: FECINEU Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Neuquén: "Finalista"
2020: Festival Internacional de Cine Paraná - Paraná IFF: "Premio "Arcoíris" Mejor Cortometraje Extranjero"

REPRENDRE LES RUES (TAKE BACK THE STREETS)
2020: FILMETS Badalona Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2020: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2020: CONCURSO DE VIDEOS – COVID XX Cortometrajes hechos en casa: "Mención del jurado"
2020: ENFOQUE Unidos Short Film Competition: "Selección Oficial"

EL PAQUETE
2020: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"

MILLUNI 1965
2020: Festival Latinoamericano Cine Valor: "3er Lugar Mejor Edición"
2020: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"

QUIROGA
2019: Best of Latin America Short Film Festival: "Selección Oficial"
2018: FENAVID Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Cruz: "Selección Oficial Muestra
Competitiva"

JUCHANÏTWA
2018: FENAVID Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Cruz: "Selección Oficial Muestra
Competitiva"

JE SUIS RILDA
2018: Festival de Cine Radical - Sección Bolivia Radical: "Selección Oficial"

“SPOT: Rush Energy Drink/Street Fighter”
2013: Unimovie awards (V Festival de cortometrajes y video Univalle): "Mejor spot"

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