Venezuela [Sur]Realista: The Republic of Hugo Chávez—in Spanish with English Subtitles (Enhanced DVD)
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez is either loved or reviled, depending on one’s political point of view. Some consider him a megalomaniacal leader. Others think his programs of social reform make him the savior of his people. He is certainly a dynamic and charismatic person. He finds himself at the center of global controversy and in direct opposition to countries that are much larger and used to getting what they want, like the USA.
This documentary film explores the history of the rise to power of Hugo Chávez, the basis for his political aspirations, and his success in being re-elected as President. The film chronicles the period when Hugo Chávez was about to be re-elected as President for the fourth time. The film contains in-depth interviews with close associates and shows how Hugo Chávez used the oil resources of Venezuela to gain advantage while increasing his personal wealth and political power.
To give a balanced presentation, the film contain interviews in Spanish that are subtitled with English subtitles, of both the ardent supporters of Hugo Chávez as well as those who are his major detractors. Hugo Chávez is strongly opinionated and represents his policies with a vigor and passion rarely seen in political leaders. Whether one loves him and his policies or hates them, one thing is certain, Hugo Chávez is a personality that is not easily contained.
Venezuela [Sur]Realista: The Republic of Hugo Chávez—in Spanish with English Subtitles