Good documentaries about South America in Spanish?
March 31, 2010 7:34 PM   Subscribe

What are some excellent documentaries (especially "non-traditional") about South America? Ideally in Spanish.

Having just watched Sin Mapa by Calle 13 (which was surprisingly good), I want to watch some good documentaries about South America in Spanish, and if anyone knows of documentaries that have the sort of personal touch that Sin Mapa had, that'd be great.

Particular interests:
-Neo-liberalism and its complete failure
-US anti-communist policy in south
posted by wooh to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Not entirely in Spanish but Naomi Klein's The Take is really good (typing on my phone so no link, sorry).
posted by nestor_makhno at 8:38 PM on March 31, 2010

Fall of Fujimori, The Revolution will not be Televised, Thirst the Movie
posted by any major dude at 9:20 PM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

Hmm. I came to suggest Bus 174, but it's about a hostage situation, not the complete failure of neo-liberalism in the region. Anyway.
posted by Beardman at 7:52 AM on April 1, 2010

Beardman, I said that those were interests, but really any interesting documentary will do. Snideness is always appreciated though.
posted by wooh at 9:42 AM on April 1, 2010

Maquilapolis is a documentary about Mexico, but it covers neo-liberalism / NAFTA problems really well, and is in Spanish. Definitely worth a look, if you're not too chuffed about the specific region.
posted by quadrilaterals at 12:41 PM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Quadrilaterals, that is an excellent suggestion, and it looks like it will have the personal touch that I'm looking for. I'm not tied to a region, really, was just fishing for anything about Uruguay especially IF it exists, as I'm currently living there and would love to see if there's any more profound works treating the nation.
posted by wooh at 4:23 PM on April 1, 2010

Any major dude's recommendations are also quite excellent, and I'd love any more documentaries about Venezuela especially
posted by wooh at 4:37 PM on April 1, 2010

All I meant: "This comes to mind, it's not exactly what you asked for, but that aside, you might still like it." Crikey.
posted by Beardman at 3:13 PM on April 3, 2010

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