A week before the 2nd Annual Global Health Film Festival, the Duke Health Humanities Lab will kick it off with a screening of the film, The Blood of the Condor. The film tells the story of an indigenous Bolivian community receiving medical care from the Peace Corps-like American agency Cuerpo del Progreso, “Progress Corps,” which is secretly sterilizing local women. The Bolivians attack the foreigners, and the attackers are rounded up and shot by the authorities. The brother of the shot protagonist desperately seeks medical care for his brother, but due to lack of money for proper care his brother dies. This is one of the most important films of the so-called “New Latin American Film” or Tercer Cine Latinoamericano, “Third Cinema.”
The screening will be followed by a Cocktail Party at 7:15 in White 106.