The Ukamau group has a long history which spans for more than sixty years. The oral accounts acknowledge that women participated in all the different phases of the group, undertaking instrumental roles in front of and behind the camera. However, they have been overshadowed and erased from the official history due to the auteurist and formalist scholarly approaches that, to date, have been commonly used to study Ukamau films. This article proposes the use of a feminist methodology and a focus on production processes in order to recover and highlight the contribution of those remarkable participants. Accordingly, it suggests a change in the value ascribed to creative and non-creative labour in Bolivian third cinema practices and calls for the further consideration of personal relationships as fundamental aspects of this artisanal mode of production. Moreover, it analyses the participation of subaltern Bolivian women in the filmmaking process and also as active members of the public.
- New Latin American Cinema
- Women's cinema