Oliver Stone pays homage to our people, Chavez says


Caracas, Sept 07 – The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, during the premiere of the documentary The South of the Border, directed by Oliver Stone, stressed that “Stone is a genius cinematographer; to him arrived the South American winds. The documentary is a good way to honor our people.”

At his arrival in the Venice Film Festival, President Hugo Chavez Frias, praised the work carried out by the United States filmmaker Oliver Stone.

“Oliver is a great worker, a seeker of real stories and I am happy to join the whole production staff of the documentary,” he said.

President Chavez attends at the documentary’s inauguration as Oliver Stones’ special guest.

With regards to the Festival, Chavez stressed that “it is the best in the world. I feel honored. I have come here to pay homage, I am just one more. I do not come here as President.”

“As Benedetti used to say, the South also exists. In this Festival, the South will be in the foreground, with affection and respect to the truth,” he added.

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