|Chasing Chavez, a new documentary by Brisbane filmmakers Katrina Channells and Nik Lachajczak, tells the story of Australian Venezuela solidarity activist Dr Coral Wynter’s quest to meet with and present to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a copy of her co-authored book, Voices from Venezuela: Behind the Bolivarian Revolution (Resistance Books, Sydney 2008).
With stunning cinematography, beautiful music and plenty of humour, the 60-minute film tells the story of Wynter's longstanding connection with
Venezuela, and her involvement in Australian solidarity with the revolution. Against this foreground, the films provides an inspiring “behind the scenes” look at the reality of Venezuela today – its developing models of “people's power”, the health and education social missions, and how Venezuela's vast oil wealth is being used for the benefit of the poor majority. Along the way, the warmth, generosity and commitment of the ordinary Venezuelan people shine through.
Adelaide Activist Centre, Lvl 2, 95 Currie St Adelaide
Entry by donation.
Delicious food, & drinks available.
Enquiries: 8231 6982, 0438 624744
Fundraiser for Green Left Weekly.
For more information on Venezuela visit www.venezuelasolidarity.org.au
Published on Aug 20th 2012 at 6.57am