Release Date:Jun 25,2010
Plot : Written by Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali, South of the Border is director Oliver Stone’s attempt at throwing light on the not so popular regions of South American. South of the Border is a documentary which primarily focuses on Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, whose false image of a dictator has been made popular by the media. The movie had been shot by travelling to five South American nations by road and interviewing seven prominent political figures of the region. These include the ex-Argentinean President, Nestor Kirchner; his wife, President Cristina Kirchner; Fernando Lugo, the President of Paraguay; Rafael Correa ,the President of Ecuador; the Cuban President Raul Castro; Lula da Silva, the President of Brazil and Evo Morales, the Bolivian President. This is done to get to know what their opinion about Hugo Chavez and about the role of the US in influencing their regions is. The movie also brings to you, unknown facts about the Bolivarian Revolution and its impact on the political scenario, which is completely unknown to a majority of people, across the world. The documentary sheds light on how the American and European media misleads people into developing unreal interpretations about the region. The movie was first showcased at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in the year 2009 and has, since then, received an extremely positive critical reception. Stone’s attempt to show the world, the true picture of the Venezuelan President is truly praiseworthy. This venture will definitely interest those, who are politically aware and wish to know more about the political scenarios of the world.
South of the Border Movie is Directed By : Oliver Stone
Starring : Tariq Ali, Raul Castro, Rafael Correa, Cristina Kirchner, Hugo Chavez, Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo, Evo Morales, Lula da Silva
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