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South of the Border - Preview & competition

South of the Border

Preview by Jack Foley

DOGWOOF is proud to release to DVD Oliver Stone’s riveting documentary South of the Border on October 18, 2010.

A powerful filmmaker always pushing boundaries and challenging audiences, Stone’s latest documentary looks at how the mainstream media misrepresents the politicians and political movements in South America.

Through a series of candid and casual interviews with the region’s political leaders Stone uncovers a revolution most of the world doesn’t know about.

In January 2009, Oliver Stone travelled to Venezuela to interview President Hugo Chavez, and examine the way Chavez has been portrayed in the U.S. media. Was Chavez really the “anti-American” force the media claimed he was?

Once the journey began, however, Stone and his crew found themselves going beyond Venezuela to several other countries, and interviewing seven Presidents in the region, telling a larger and even more compelling story.

In a series of casual conversations, Stone sits down with Presidents Chavez, Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Néstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba).

“The best way to convey it further was to take the film on the road and talk to Chavez’s allies in the region,” the director says. “Every single one of them was extremely positive about Chavez.”

Win South of the Border on DVD

To celebrate the release of South of the Border on DVD on October 18, IndieLondon has teamed up with Dogwoof to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question?

Q. Which Cuban political leader has Oliver Stone also made a film about (Clue, the answer is in our interview)?

Simply send the answer to South of Border competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

South of the Border is available to by on DVD from October 18, 2010.