Friday, September 25

South of the Border - Oliver Stone (2009)

Wikipedia - "South of the Border is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Oliver Stone. The documentary premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Writer for the project Tariq Ali calls the documentary 'a political road movie'. Stone stated that he hopes the film will help people better understand a leader who is wrongly ridiculed 'as a strongman, as a buffoon, as a clown.' The film has Stone and his crew travel from the Caribbean down the spine of the Andes in an attempt to explain the 'phenomenon' of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, and account for the continent's 'pink tide' leftward tilt. A key feature is also Venezuela's recent Bolivarian revolution and Latin America's political progress in the 21st century."
NY Times: Oliver Stone’s Latin America
South of the Border (Video)
Guardian: Oliver Stone: 'The truth about Hugo Chávez' (Video)
NPR - Oliver Stone, Visiting Points 'South' With A Few Buds
Jacobin - The Truth About Chávez: Bernie Sanders is wrong — Hugo Chávez was no dictator.
Jacobin - History Doesn’t Go In a Straight Line: Noam Chomsky on Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and the potential for ordinary people to make radical change. By Noam Chomsky
YouTube: Documentary - South of the Border 1:17:54