My Bolivia

About This Episode


Growing up in Southern California, Rick Tejada-Flores became a filmmaker, artist, and political activist. By the time he was interested in his Bolivian heritage, it was too late to ask his parents. Wanting to make peace with his family’s history of privilege and wealth in Latin America, Rick sets off on a journey to unravel the past.

Rick discovers his family’s deep involvement with slavery, his grandfather’s role in Latin America’s bloodiest war, and a strange connection to an infamous Nazi war criminal. Every discovery he makes pushes him a little deeper into his family and his country’s story. What else will Rick find hidden in his ancestors’ past?