film SOUTH OF THE BORDER, Blue Hill Febr. 25
Peninsula Peace & Justice
Blue Hill ME 04614
BLUE HILL – Peninsula Peace & Justice will present the Oliver Stone documentary SOUTH OF THE BORDER on Friday February 25th. Director Stone set out on a road trip across five countries, interviewing seven of the region’s elected presidents. Exploring the new social and political movements, he also reveals the mainstream media’s misperception of South America.
The documentary examines the free-market economic policies promoted by the U.S. and the International Monetary Fund over the last several years, and how they have largely failed to alleviate Latin America’s chronic income inequality. Tariq Ali who collaborated with Stone to make the film has remarked that: “These changes that are taking place are not coming about through armed struggle or guerrilla warfare or Che Guevara. All these changes have come about through democratic elections. And that makes it a very, very significant development in that continent.”
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 suggests that financial calamities such as the Argentine peso collapse of 2001, combined with Latin suspicions of U.S. drug-eradication efforts and resentment over the selling off of natural resources through multinational companies, also have contributed to the rise of socialist and social-democratic leaders across the region.
The film will be shown at 7:00 p.m. at Blue Hill Library. It is the second in the Winter Film Series of Peninsula Peace & Justice. Events are free and open to the public. Fmi 326-4405
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