Biography | Drama | History
A naturally talented singer-songwriter, Nilo rose to fame during the height of the Bolivian revolution with his protest songs.
Nilo who was born into poverty found a way out through music. His gifts as a young singersongwriter caught the attention of one of Bolivia’s famous musicians. Upon his recommendation, he entered the prestigious University of Sucre at a young age. During this time Nilo’s talents grow. He meets his wife Olga while studying music. Upon graduation he begins his new life as a music teacher. Committed to providing a better life for the children of Bolivia, he looks for help, finding it in Bolivia’s communist party also known as the PCB.
While involved in the PCB, he quickly rises as one of the party’s leaders due to his protest songs he’s written with the activist and poet Oscar Alfaro. Fueled by his new beliefs, Nilo finds himself at odds with the government. The new dictator is determined to rid the country of the communists. Nilo is captured and tortured. He’s forcibly sent into exile in Venezuela. While in exile, Nilo’s protest songs make him the voice of the revolution.
When he finally returns to Bolivia in the 1980’s we see a man who’s at odds with the choices of his youth. Never wavering in his dedication to the changing the lives of the children in his country, Nilo turns to music to help him navigate his way home.
“NILO” can be best described as a Biographical film in the lines of “The Motorcycle Diaries, Maria Full of Grace, El Niño, La Isla Minima
- WRITER: Reynaldo Pacheco
- PRODUCER: Reynaldo Pacheco & Rodrigo Galavis
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: With Sugar Please & Reynaldo Pacheco Inc.