The Names of The Flowers / Los Nombres De Las Flores

The Names of The Flowers / Los Nombres De Las Flores

Dir: Bahman Tavoosi / Bolivia, Qatar, Canada, USA / 79 Minutes / Spanish, Aymara / Indian Premiere / 2019

As Bolivia stages the 50th anniversary of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s death, Julia, an old countryside teacher, is invited to share her historical story with the world: Giving a bowl of soup to the captured guerrilla in her classroom, while he recited a poem about flowers to her a few hours before his death. The invitation is withdrawn soon after, as other women step forward, claiming the story of “the soup and the flower” as their own.

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