El Pueblo Soy Yo: Venezuela En Populismo
Carlos Oteyza, 87 mins, Mexico/Venezuela, 2018
Venezuela once had the highest economic growth in the world, but now is a benchmark of collapse and misery. The film sets out to expose the skilful mechanisms of authoritarian power in the government initiated by Hugo Chávez and continued by Nicolás Maduro. The film uncovers the emergence of the charismatic leader at a time of crisis, and how — supported by soaring oil prices — he paves the way to seize institutions, polarize society, silence the media, and dismantle the production apparatus. All this, of course, on behalf of the people..
Official Selection, 2019 San Francisco DocFest
Official Selection, 2019 Chicago Latino Film Festival
Official Selection, 2019 NY Independent Film Festival