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Now The People Have Awoken: Venezuela's Revolution

Now The People Have Awoken: Exploring Venezuela's Revolution

film screening in Auckland Wednesday December 12th at 8.15pm, Academy Cinema

Made by two local directors Ricardo Restrepo (Colombia/New Zealand) and Julia Capon (New Zealand) who went to film the Venezuelan elections in December 2006 with a solidarity group from Australia and New Zealand. Come along on Wednesday the 12th to hear about what is happening in Venezuela and to hear from the directors about their experiences and updates on current Venezuelan politics.

Film Excerpt:

Except for beauty queens and oil, Venezuela has never been on the international stage. Now Venezuela is at the center of international controversy: for some it has been stolen by populist dictator, while for others Venezuela represents the centre of a continent-wide democratic revolution. There is much at stake. Venezuela sits atop the biggest oil reserves in the world, which are being used to foment a new order. President Hugo Chavez, who survived a military coup in 2002, has supported a number of controversial social programs which have pushed Venezuela onto the United States government, and media, enemy radar. What makes Venezuela tick? Who is behind the movement and what does it seek? Filmed through the 2006 presidential elections, this is a film about the people of the new Venezuela. New NZ Documentary, 4 December, 8.15 pm, Academy Cinemas, Public Library, Lorne St, Auckland Film followed by discussion with local directors. To reserve your ticket contact [activoproductions@yahoo.com] or call 0210339220. $10 unwaged; $14 waged

A short preview of the film can be found on Youtube: Now the people have awoken: Exploring Venezuela’s Revolution:

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