Cinema Libre Studio has acquired North American rights to Oliver Stone’s documentary, South of the Border, and plans to a release for 10 US cities beginning in New York on June 25th.
‚ÄúNot only is it a genuine honor to work with one of the greatest American directors but his insightful documentary shows how these leaders of Latin America are being intentionally villainized by the US mass media,‚Äù said Philippe Diaz, founder of Cinema Libre Studio, in a statement. ‚ÄúThis unique dialogue needed the eye and the courage of a director like Stone to convince us that these leaders are fighting for a more humane society which means defending themselves against American corporate interests.‚Äù
IndieWire has some interesting quotes from one of the most prominent subjects of the film, Hugo Chavez:
‚ÄúWe are the enemies of misery, corruption and imperialism… We are not the enemies of the U.S. We want all people to live with dignity around the world, that is our hope.‚Äù
Talking directly about the movie, Chavez added, ‚ÄúI think these kinds of movies are subversive, but in a positive way. [Centers of power] have been attacking us, and we‚Äôre not an actual threat to the United States and Europe. These people don‚Äôt want the American people to know what we‚Äôre doing at home. They fear that this might waken the American people. We‚Äôre a democratically elected government, and we‚Äôre making great changes [at home] through our democracy.‚Äù