NCLAFF: El Pueblo soy yo: Venezuela en populismo | I am the People: Venezuela Under Populism
Location: Durham Tech Community College, ERC Auditorium
Dir. Carlos Oteyza, Enrique Krauze. Mexico. Venezuela. 2018. 87 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Introduced by Ambassador Patrick Duddy, former ambassador to Venezuela.
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.
Special presentation with "Uprooted: The Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis." Decodes the political and economic crisis in Venezuela by telling the stories of families who have fled to Medellín, Colombia. It's easy to get lost in the numbers and policy when covering Venezuela and its intrinsic, historic connection with Colombia. We hope these stories of struggle, resilience, acceptance and tension can provide clarity and encourage people to join the conversation and take action.