I’m privileged to have Carla Ortiz as my guest. Carla is the producer of Olvidados, a film in which she also stars. Olvidados, or Forgotten, was Bolivia’s Foreign Language Film submission for the 87th Academy Awards. It was filmed in Bolivia, Argentina, and New York.
It is the first film to specifically address the horrors perpetrated under Operation Condor, which was responsible for 50,000 deaths, 30,000 “disappeared” and 400,000 arrested and imprisoned in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay during the 1970s, creating the worst dictatorships in Latin America.
Thank for being with us today, and thank you for doing this film, Carla. How did you get involved in this particular film?
Carla: It’s absolutely an honor to be talking with you and the people who follow you. These kinds of things happen, I always say, in a blink of the eye, when a mission comes along that you must take over. You know, I just felt in my heart after events in Egypt that dictatorships not only happen in the southern cone of the American continent in the 70s, but something that continuously happens all around the world. Read More