APRIL 5, CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA. and the new latin American

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a documentary by aleida Guevara an oceanfilm

310 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Fri. April 5 @ 7:00 PM Auditorium

Join us for a screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the new Latin america.

An intimate encounter between the charismatic Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Che Guevara’s daughter Aleida

After the screening we will have a conversation with Ramsey Clark who just came back from Venezuela, Natasha Lycia Bannan and Julio Escalona

William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer, activist and former public official. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969, under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He supervised the drafting and played an important role in the passage of theVoting Rights Act of 1965 and Civil Rights Act of 1968.

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan is a human rights attorney and Co-Chair of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild.  Natasha was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights where she worked to hold governments accountable for human rights violations.  She graduated from CUNY School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the CUNY Law Review and a Fellow at the Center for Latino/a Rights and Equality.

Julio Escalona Venezuelan deputy ambassador in the UN

About the film/ 50 minutes

Chávez is interviewed by Aleida Guevara, the daughter of the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara. He expresses a fiercely nationalist vision for Venezuela and a commitment to a united Latin America. He also discusses the significance of the military coup against his government in April 2002,Venezuela’s new democratic constitution, the extensive social programs undertaken as part of the Bolivarian revolution and assesses his country’s relations with the United States and Cuba.

In what became a remarkably intimate dialogue over several days, Chávez is probed about his personal political formation and his views about the legacy of Che Guevara’s ideas and example in Latin America today.

Included as an appendix is an exclusive interview with Venezuela’s former minister of defense Jorge GarcíaCarneiro, who played a key role in defeating the 2002 coup against Chávez.

“There is a different Venezuela where the wretched of the earth know that they can free themselves from their past. And this is a different Latin America.” — Hugo Chávez

Aleida Guevara is the eldest daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March. She works as a pediatrician in Havana, Cuba, and is a prominent figure in the anti-globalization movement.

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