Red Oil

Red Oil

The film takes a look at Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Socialist revolution in Venezuela and whose main pillar of support is formed by the state oil company PDVSA. Lucinda Broadbent heads for the South American nation to find out more. Who is Hugo Chavez? Is he really something of a soap opera hero, a champion for his socially-disadvantaged compatriots? Or is he simply a megalomaniac villain who uses his clout in the oil industry to buy votes and who will stop at nothing in order to retain his political power? Stay tuned to find out!

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
UK / Germany

Year of Production
2008

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 min

Director
Lucinda Broadbent

Production
media co-op and ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in association with Channel 4, Scottish Screen, Al Jazeera, NRK, SBS and YLE

Original Language
English, Spanish

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Sheffield IDF 2008
Tri Continental FF South Africa 2009