Stone to Turn Camera on Chavez
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
After making a movie about President Bush, what’s “W.” director Oliver Stone to do next? Why, he’ll make a documentary about that repeat Bush taunter, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, of course!
Stone has been working on the untitled doc for six months and is hoping to have it ready for next year.
“It’s about Chavez and the South American revolution,” Stone told Daily Variety in a reference to the wave of leftist pols elected to office in Latin America in recent years.
Stone was with Chavez in February during the dramatic rescue of hostages that Chavez helped to broker from the militant Columbian FARC group. The doc will not focus on the rescue but rather the opposition Chavez has faced at home and abroad, especially from the Bush administration, which has been vocal in its distaste for the populist socialism espoused by Venezuela’s president.