SOAS Film screening and discussion: Hugo Chavez’s Legacy and the New Latin America
Date(s) - 23/04/2013
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SOAS, Room B102
Join Student Friends of Venezuela for a film screening and discussion on the legacy of Hugo Chavez.
A screening of the documentary ‘Chavez, Venezuela And The New Latin America’, made by Aleida Guevera (daughter of Che Guevara) will be followed by a short discussion and Q and A with contributions from:
***Jeremy Corybn MP***
*** Stephanie Pearce, ‘Queen Mary College, University of London***
Chaired by Tom King, Student Friends of Venezuela, SOAS LGBTQ Officer elect
With austerity biting in Europe, Latin America’s transformation over the past decade has delivered a wholescale reduction in poverty, free education for millions, and has driven forward the liberation of women, LGBT, indigenous and disabled citizens through radical social programmes and constitutional rights – leading the way towards full equality and showing another world is possible.
Come along to find out more about this incredible transformation
About the film:
‘In 2004 Aleida Guevara (daughter of Che) conducted an extended, exclusive interview with Hugo Chavez, president of the Venezuela, exploring the explosive revolutionary terrain post April 2002 when Chavez survived a coup attempt thought to have been instigated by the U. S. featuring a dramatic interview with Jorge Garcia Carneiro, newly appointed head of the armed forces, vox-pops with Venezuelans involved in the countries may social programmes, this films a rare opportunity to glimpse through the block aid of information imposed by the U.S. and into a country rich with hope, dreams, … And oil.’
SOAS, Room B102