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Bolivia promoted through international productions

By Orpan - 31/01/2018
Bolivia promoted through international productions

The Bolivian National Film Council (Conacine) granted 54 filming licenses to foreign producers to disseminate the country´s tourism.

Iván Rivas, director of Conacine, said to Prensa Latina that foreign films set in Bolivia help to strengthen the promotion of Bolivia´s cultural heritage, as now the tourist industry focuses not only in landscapes or cities but also on direct interaction with local people and traditions.

Among the latest and most renowned audiovisual productions made in Bolivia are Ed Stafford: Left for Dead, a Discovery new adventure series that follows explorer Ed Stafford in his attempt to escape from extreme environments; Our Planet, an eight-part nature Netflix documentary exploring remote wilderness areas across the globe; and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a 2017 epic space opera film, the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the eighth main installment of the Star Wars franchise, which had a scene filmed in the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), located in Potosí, southwest Bolivia.
 

By Orpan - 31/01/2018
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ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.