Renowned Latin America expert and co-writer of the Oliver Stone film South Of the Border, Mark Weisbrot, will be doing a special event on Monday June 8 from 6.30pm at the Bolivar Hall (W1T 5DL) where he will introduce and take questions on the film.
Mark was the co-writer of this unique film, which gives an amazing insight into the progressive change that has taken place in Venezuela and many other Latin American countries in recent years. More information can be found on the film below
Information on South of the Border:
South of the Border is a documentary film directed by Oliver Stone. Co-writer for the project – jointly with Mark Weisbrot – Tariq Ali calls the documentary “a political road movie”. Stone stated that he hoped the film will help people better understand Hugo Chavez, a leader who was wrongly ridiculed “as a strongman, as a buffoon, as a clown” in Stone’s words.
The film has Stone and his crew travel from the Caribbean down the spine of the Andes in an attempt to explain the continent’s shift to the Left, and in addition to Chávez, Stone speaks to several other recent Latin American leaders whose policies and personalities generally get limited, or according to Stone, biased media attention in the US and Europe, including Evo Morales of Bolivia; Cristina Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner of Argentina; Rafael Correa of Ecuador; Raúl Castro of Cuba; Fernando Lugo of Paraguay; and Lula da Silva of Brazil.
Matt Willgress, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.