“LIKE FISHES, WE ARE IN ALL RIVERS”
The history of Afro-descendants in general can be remembered as a long journey of struggle in search of recognition of their cultural identity. An identity that was denied for more than 500 long years. This is the story of Jorge Medina, leader and driver of the Afro-Bolivian people towards the acquisition of their rights. Former MP of MAS, Movement to socialism, today Jorge is at a crossroads. He is no longer in the first political line, nor is he leading the Afro movement; Meanwhile, Bolivian blacks are increasingly divided and basic needs increase without him being able to do anything.
One day I was with Jorge Medina, he was resigned after having had a horrible day, the radio program he leads had stopped being sponsored by two companies and he saw that soon he would have to do without staff, which implies the Fall and the decay of the radio. He breathed a sigh and said in a voice of desolation, “we black people are like fishes, we are and we are able to live in all the rivers.”
Our documentary is a journey into the depths of this man’s personal reality, Medina. Through it, I want to find out if there is anything left of Africa in the Bolivian Negroes. On the other hand, live closely the division of this people and their circumstances. A journey in which the present and the past are part of the same history, the history of the blacks and their expansion by the American lands.