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South of the Border

Synopsis
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is a hero in Latin America for his willingness to stand up to the United States (both the government and the private sector) and his desire to use the nation’s petroleum resources as a tool to bring a better way of life to the working class under his rule. But Chavez’s policies have made him many enemies in North America, and in the American news media (especially conservative outlets such as Fox News), Chavez has been demonized for his rejection of U.S. policy, his pro-socialist stance, and his openly combative stance toward George W. Bush. Are either of these extremes an accurate portrait of the real Hugo Chavez? Filmmaker Oliver Stone presents a portrait of Chavez the politician and Chavez the man in this documentary which is built around a series of in-depth interviews Stone conducted with the Venezuelan president. Stone also includes interviews a number of other major Latin American leaders, among them Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner, Brazil’s Lula da Silva, and Cuba’s Raul Castro.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Geography; Politics & government
Keywords
Latin America; social geography; Venezuela; political geography; political ideology; Chavez, Hugo

Credits

Director
Oliver Stone

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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