Oliver Stone’s South of the Border Trailer

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While Oliver Stone has been in the middle of production on Wall Street 2, his latest film had its U.S. premiere in New York City. It’s a documentary called South of the Border, and it focuses on Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez… certainly an appropriate subject for the outspoken and controversial director to tackle. Chávez has often been viewed as a dictator and an enemy of democracy (and, perhaps by extension, an enemy of the United States), but Stone wasn’t so sure this was the case.

Stone himself traveled to Venezuela to meet Chávez, and also talked with leaders of several other South American countries, and ended up getting a slightly different perspective on the man. Stone insists that it’s not a comprehensive documentary by any means, but likens it to a “political road movie” instead. A trailer appeared online earlier this month, and it seems to confirm that description. No word on a DVD release, but I imagine it will continue to play the festival circuit for a little while still. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.

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