We’re very excited to announce that Tipping Point Film Fund will hold a screening of the new Oliver Stone film South of the Border (including a panel discussion entitled: Radical Latin American leadership – what’s to be afraid of?) on the film’s opening weekend, Friday 30 July.
The screening at The Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise will start at 6.15pm.
The panel discussion, which will be chaired by Tipping Point Film Fund, will look at the key issues raised in the film – the US media’s demonising of radical Latin American leaders. It will explore how effective these leaders have been in delivering radical policies that work for the poorest communities and the wider economy.
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In South of the Border, Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents – Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Néstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
Read latest articles about the film on the Guardian
Panel members include…
Roberto Navarrete, editor at www.alborada.net, a website covering issues such as politics, media and culture in Latin America. He is the executive producer of the feature-length documentary ‘Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela’ (Alborada Films, 2009).
Michael Klein was Campaign Manager for left of centre US Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s campaign to be candidate for the democratic party’s nomination for US President in 2008. Now London based, Mike is a business consultant specialising in media and early stage technology companies. Formerly in the US army, he has lived in Venezuela and has first-hand knowledge of where and how US media, business and military interests intersect with Latin America.
Jasmine Huggins has almost 20 years experience of development agency work at Christian Aid. She is currently Senior Advocacy Officer for the Latin America and Caribbean Division. Her work has a particular focus on accountable governance and her geographical remit includes the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
Tickets cost £10 (plus £1 booking fee) but are free to regular Tipping Point Film Fund donors. Tickets can be purchased through The Lexi Cinema website or by calling the box office on 0871 704 2069 (lines open 9.30am – 8.30pm and there is a £1.50 Booking Fee). If you are a Tipping Point Film Fund regular donor and would like to attend please contact us.
The Lexi Cinema is located at 194 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU. It is around 7 minutes walk from Kensal Rise over-ground station and a good bus service runs from central London. The 52 (from Victoria) and the 6 (from Oxford St) stop directly outside the cinema. To map your route by public transport click here, and for a streetmap click here.
This is a Tipping Point Film Fund screening in association with the film’s UK distributor Dogwoof and The Lexi Cinema. The Lexi Cinema is a social enterprise and all profits from ticket sales go to The Sustainability Institute, which supports a vibrant and forward-thinking eco-centre near Cape Town, South Africa.