Venezuela Political Scene Explored in New Documentary

Turmoil, a new documentary that peels back the layers of political upheaval that have troubled Venezuela in recent years, is set to make its world premiere at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dec 1, 2004.- Turmoil, a new documentary that peels back the layers of political upheaval that have troubled Venezuela in recent years, is set to make its world premiere on Thursday, December 2, in the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Turmoil is presented by MAXENT8, a production partnership based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Liberty, Missouri.

The hour-long documentary delves into Venezuela’s chaotic world of coup d’etat, strikes, oil production shutdown, poverty, political reform, foreign intervention and murderous street clashes.

According to MAXENT8’s Rhett Muse, “the turmoil has had a direct effect on the people of Venezuela, but is also being felt by oil consumers worldwide, specifically in the United States.”

“What fascinates me about the story of Venezuela is that, basically, most people don’t know how important that country is to our way of life here in the [United] States. The story hasn’t been told. Now, it is,” said MAXENT8’s Dan Weinbaum.

Turmoil is being released a year after The Revolution Will not be Televised, a documentary on the April 11, 2002 coup d‘etat against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which won several international awards.

Turmoil will be presented at El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, New Mexico, this Thursday, Dec 2nd at 11:00AM.

For tickets, information & directions to the venue, check out  www.santafefilmfestival.com or contact MAXENT8’s Rhett Muse at 505-204-0259 or Dan Weinbaum at 505-417-4594, or by email at [email protected]