Accepted Paper:

Habilito: debt for life  


Chuck Sturtevant

Paper short abstract:

Recent conflicts in Bolivia around the proposal to build a road through an indigenous territory have highlighted conflicts between lowland indigenous peoples and highland colonists. This documentary explores economic relationships between these two groups, specifically a system of debt entrapment known locally as “habilito”.

Paper long abstract:

Directed by Chuck Sturtevant and Daniela Ricco Quiroga;

Runtime of 52 minutes;



Spanish with English Subtitles


Panel W134
Film programme