Film: South of the Border
March 31, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nėstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
The film will be followed by a brief presentation on how the US is increasing militarization of the region in response to popular movements which threaten it’s influence. This event is sponsored by The CNY Caribbean/Latin America Coalition which is made up of several local Latin America solidarity organizations and works in partnership with the Syracuse Peace Council and in coalition with other area and national groups.