Toilet paper stock in a country that’s 9,415 km away causes a tempestuous response within the Greek Parliament. Washington considers a state on the brink of economic collapse as a major threat to its national security. International news agencies lie, comparing the refugee crisis in Venezuela to that of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
A documentary on Venezuela is not just about Venezuela. It is not mainly about Venezuela. It may not even be about Venezuela at all.
A documentary on Venezuela is a study on the modern (and not so modern) forms of propaganda and of regime overthrow, from Latin America all the way to the heart of Europe. It is a peek at those parts of the European Left that got used to naming Keynesianism as socialism and then trading that for neoliberalism. And it is a profile of those fearing all economic models that challenge their financial orthodoxy.
It is also an opportunity to measure democracy in political prisoners’ Catalonia and in “permanent state of emergency” France. It is an opportunity to think about why there are not enough medical supplies in Caracas, but also why some people have decayed teeth in Los Angeles.
As it is always the case, the problem with a documentary of this sort, that seeks to criticize the dominant narrative, is that it will never receive any funding if it is not first and foremost supported by its viewers.
Our first shooting sessions have already taken us to the apartment of Spain’s most prominent political prisoner’s wife, as well as to the compact mansion of an “annoying” UN expert in Geneva. We have followed the municipal elections and attended a wedding party in Caracas and we will return to Venezuela for the presidential election in May.
Every step of this journey is also a complete reporting mission that only you can support.
Once again the co-producers of this documentary, that will help fund this project, will be the first to get the passwords and watch it for free. The completion of the documentary will depend on funding flow. However, our goal is to deliver the final copy before the end of 2018.
Remember, though, that in this project the journey is equally important…
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