Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Just watched Oliver Stones new film (documentary) called South of the Border (details below). This shows how much propaganda you get from the American news networks such as Fox and CNN and I found it mega interesting. I also really liked that it is all over in 80 minutes where as most films these days seem to want to be almost double that. Its not exactly an action adventure but worth watching on sky.


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 Chavez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raul Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.

Watch Out - Empire magazine dont like it so maybe its just me !!!

South Of The Border (15)

Following on from his riveting chats with Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat, Oliver Stone travels to five South American countries and interviews their presidents, trying to understand what he sees as the rise of a new kind of popular democratic socialism in the region.

Stone’s film could have allowed political voices that are rarely present to get a fair, and critical hearing. Instead he near smooches them to death.

Reviewer: Adam Smith

1 comment:

Nomad said...

Thank you for posting this. It's amazing how much we miss if we only look at mainstream media. :-)