June 23, 2010

"South of the Border" Screening at Silverdocs Film Festival

4:30 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Néstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.

South of the Border premiered at AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival on Wednesday, June 23, followed by a discussion moderated by NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan with director Oliver Stone, the documentary’s co-writer/co-founder of CEPR (Center for Economic and Policy Research) Mark Weisbrot and Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.