Independence's Blood: TAITA BOVES Trailer

Juan J. Espinoza, Contributing Writer
This is an extended trailer for Taita Boves, a film by Luis Alberto Lamata. Again Lamata delves into the Venezuelan colonial history to tell the tale of Boves and his legacy. And by doing so he deals with ghosts of that era that still remains in the collective unconscious on one nation.

TAITA BOVES chronicles a thirst for revenge that devastated a country. It tells the true story of Jose Tomás Boves, a cruel man who became a legend during the Venezuelan War of Independence, the most violent in the Americas. He went from seafarer to pirate, horse smuggler to prosperous merchant, prisoner to military chief. Spanish by birth, he spearheaded a grass roots troop of slaves, mulattoes, Indians and mestizos that crushed Simón Bolívar and his patriot army. Respectfully referred to as "Taita" by them, he fought for the underprivileged and the poorest of the poor, and curtailed three centuries of order in this colonial region. This film is about his passions and power, his loves and misadventures, and a bloody saga that rocked Venezuela
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