Monday, May 22, 2006

The Bolivarian Revolution on 35mm

Director Oliver Stone and producer John Daly are in the process of creating a film based around the 2002 coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. They will be making an official announcement about the film at the Cannes Film Festival. ""They've asked for our permission to announce it today in Cannes, and we've told them yes, that we're interested in that film being made," said Chavez. The film will focus on the anti-Chavez coup attempt carried out by a group of military officers who were likely backed by the Bush Administration. Chavez was put back in power after hundreds of thousands of his supporters took to the streets in protest of the anti-democratic coup.