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"Puedo Hablar" - a documentary about Hugo Chavez
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 6:00pm to Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 8:00pm
Interested in Venezuela?

Come view and speak with the co-creator of "?Puedo Hablar? May I Speak?" This new documentary film by Sol Productions chronicles the 2006 presidential elections in Venezuela. Sol Productions spent two months in Venezuela filming interviews and events with people from across the political spectrum.

The film offers its audience a portrait of a Venezuelan society at a crossroads; a reelected president, challenged by a mounting opposition; a divided state, but one from which the Sol team manages to extract glimmers of hope for renewed dialogue and a bridging of the political gap. The team of four Americans traveled to six different regions of Venezuela, filming everywhere from the notorious barrios of Caracas to the oil-rich Lake Maracaibo, from a city of five million to an Amazonian pueblo of twenty-three, traveling in everything from Chavista motocicletas to dug-out canoes to a private jet. This documentary offers a snapshot of a society beginning its ninth year under Chavez; a valuable launching point from which its audience will more aptly understand the current state of Venezuela and its president, Hugo Chavez. It offers a unique and intriguing insight to the role of pluralism and dialogue not just in the realm of Venezuelan politics but also that of global relations.

When: Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and food will be provided.

Please contact murm@pdx.edu with any further questions.

The trailer for the film is available online at this link: www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=932890796