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South of The Border

(2010)
Not Rated In Theaters 06/25/2010 , 102min.
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Plot & Details

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 his documentary South of the Border, which is built around a series of in-depth interviews Stone conducted with the Venezuelan president. Stone also includes interviews with 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. South of the Border was an official selection at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 102min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 06/25/2010
  • DVD Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • Distributor(s): Cinema Libre
  • Director(s): Oliver Stone
  • Starring: Hugo Chávez , Evo Morales , Lula da Silva , Cristina Kirchner , Néstor Kirchner
  • Themes: Conspiracies,Political Corruption,Heads of State
  • Tone: Reflective,Talky
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (06-25-2010)
  • Language: English,Portuguese,Spanish

Silverdocs Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Silverdocs Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Traverse City Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Traverse City Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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