Film Details

Mexico / Venezuela / 2018 / 87 min.
Directed by Carlos Oteyza
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Feature

Synopsis

Carlos Oteyza, Venezuela’s most prolific documentary filmmaker, and renowned Mexican historian Enrique Krauze explore the forces that led to Hugo Chávez’s rise to power and Nicolás Maduro’s rule after Chávez’s death. This comprehensive and level-headed documentary leaves no stone unturned in presenting Venezuela as a case study for the kind of populist politics, from both the right and the left, that have shaken and are still shaking democratic governments worldwide.

Carlos Oteyza, el documentalista más prolífico de Venezuela, y el reconocido historiador mexicano Enrique Krauze, exploran los factores que llevaron a Hugo Chávez al poder y a Nicolás Maduro a asumir la presidencia. Este documental exhaustivo y sensato no deja piedra sin mover al presentar a Venezuela como un estudio del tipo de política populista, tanto de derecha como de izquierda, que ha sacudido y sigue sacudiendo a los gobiernos democráticos del planeta.