Fernando Sulichin: Review, 'South of ...

Fernando Sulichin: Review, 'South of the Border'

There are 9 comments on the The Huffington Post story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Fernando Sulichin: Review, 'South of the Border'. In it, The Huffington Post reports that:

The Caracas premiere for South of the Border on Friday May 28, the first of a series of special screenings that will bring director Oliver Stone and the film's producers to Quito, Ecuador; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Cochabamba, Bolivia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina in the span of one week -- was a true homecoming for the film.

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Since: Apr 10

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#1 Jun 3, 2010
i just hope they stay in Caracas for ever.

Since: Apr 10

Barcelona, Spain

#2 Jun 3, 2010
The simple fact that not a single critic of Chavez (now a majority of 10s of millions in Venezuela) was interviewed for the film demonstrates that this is not a documentary, but a propaganda piece. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that art form except to the degree that it functions to legitimate a hateful and inept government. The supposed "winds of change" are being rejected at the polls in Peru, Panama, Honduras, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and soon in Venezuela in September when a new National Assembly will be voted in.

I would also take issue with the idea that the US media demonizes Chavez. All you have to do is listen to Chavez on his weekly show to know all there is to know. He wears his vulgarity, hatred and ignorance on his sleeve like a badge of honor. He has built an entire political doctrine out of demonizing the U.S. Some people might think this is just politics and fun but an entire generation is being taught that each and every problem that they suffer is a direct result of our nefarious intervention. And if you don't believe the lengths that this propaganda will go to just recall that when the earthquake struck in Haiti killing 10s of thousands of people, the official press sites in Venezuela were ascribing it to a US war game designed to test a new weapon of mass destruction.

Since: Apr 10

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#3 Jun 3, 2010
Here is the Reason why Chavez will fail.
It is a question of short time.

This is probably the 5 best sentences you'll ever read. This is one paragraph that should be in every book in every school room in every city in every state in North America Our educators should make a lesson plan on this one statement and beat these words into every head in every classroom in Canada and the United States.

REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS AS YOU READ IT!

"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Adrian Rogers, 1931

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#4 Jun 3, 2010
G Cisneros wrote:
The simple fact that not a single critic of Chavez (now a majority of 10s of millions in Venezuela) was interviewed for the film demonstrates that this is not a documentary, but a propaganda piece. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that art form except to the degree that it functions to legitimate a hateful and inept government. The supposed "winds of change" are being rejected at the polls in Peru, Panama, Honduras, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and soon in Venezuela in September when a new National Assembly will be voted in.
I would also take issue with the idea that the US media demonizes Chavez. All you have to do is listen to Chavez on his weekly show to know all there is to know. He wears his vulgarity, hatred and ignorance on his sleeve like a badge of honor. He has built an entire political doctrine out of demonizing the U.S. Some people might think this is just politics and fun but an entire generation is being taught that each and every problem that they suffer is a direct result of our nefarious intervention. And if you don't believe the lengths that this propaganda will go to just recall that when the earthquake struck in Haiti killing 10s of thousands of people, the official press sites in Venezuela were ascribing it to a US war game designed to test a new weapon of mass destruction.
Chavez does not meet the minimum as a Statesman, he is nothing more the a loose Gun, a clown.
Pete Girardi

Fairfax, VA

#5 Jun 5, 2010
Very well then, I HEAR THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN INDEED PREDICT HISTORY, THAT IS AN AWESOME ABILITY. I WONDER WHAT ELSE THEN CAN PREDICT.
Peter Pan

Germany

#6 Jun 5, 2010
Pete Girardi wrote:
Very well then, I HEAR THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN INDEED PREDICT HISTORY, THAT IS AN AWESOME ABILITY. I WONDER WHAT ELSE THEN CAN PREDICT.
That despite your best efforts you will still be a loser 6 months from now...
La Mar Ab Unta

Colleyville, TX

#7 Jun 5, 2010
The loosing end is for those, who having read the thread, missed Dubya's openly crass warmonguering remark, brought up by former Argentine President Kirschner, in the interview with Stone. The ensuing Huffpost link, shows one of the best untouched snapshots of the waterboarding couple in question, and a clip of the interview not to mention the incongruous outpour of opinions of so many for whom the film was not intended at all: Fernando Sulichin, as producer of the film, and author of the article is clear about it: This is a film from, for, and about Southamericans and their plight.

Since: Dec 08

USA

#8 Jun 6, 2010
La Mar Ab Unta wrote:
The loosing end is for those, who having read the thread, missed Dubya's openly crass warmonguering remark, brought up by former Argentine President Kirschner, in the interview with Stone. The ensuing Huffpost link, shows one of the best untouched snapshots of the waterboarding couple in question, and a clip of the interview not to mention the incongruous outpour of opinions of so many for whom the film was not intended at all: Fernando Sulichin, as producer of the film, and author of the article is clear about it: This is a film from, for, and about Southamericans and their plight.
Some mildly interesting remarks.

However, given the source I will take its credibility with a grain (more like truck load really) of salt. Kirschner... please. You are talking about an individual (and his wife) deeply mired in corruption who have received who knows how many millions of dollars of Venezuelan money to keep them afloat. So, you see, at this point in time I think the word of a prostitute hooked on coke with an abstinence syndrome telling me that she loves me has more credibility than whatever Mr. K's word is. You should also realize that I deeply despise Dubya so that can give you a measure of how much trust I have on Mr. K's words.

Your last paragraph is somewhat amusing: "Fernando Sulichin, as producer of the film, and author of the article is clear about it: This is a film from, for, and about Southamericans and their plight."

First, I could not find such quote in the article but do feel free to guide me to it.

Second, what understanding can have Oliver Stone, Mark Weisbrot (a Chavez hired gun that lives in Washington) and Tareq Ali (a "British intellectual" who likely has never eaten an arepa) can have about Venezuela? Has Stone ever been chasing toilette paper in Venezuela through four or five supermarkets? Has Weisbrot ever had his name placed on a black list that stripes him off his basic citizens rights because he voted against the government? Has Mr. Ali ever being in a Caracas barrio running to protect his or has he had to buy his own surgical material to get an operation done on which his life depends? So much for the "from". As for the "for" and "about" well, if you don't even understand what is happening here except from behind the tainted glass of your bodyguard protected limo... well, I am sure you understand what I mean.

So please, "por que no te callas?"
Frank Rosner

Fairfax, VA

#9 Jun 7, 2010
The only real looser was Germany, she was humiliated by the RED ARMY, poor hag. All facists loose in the end.
Actually I am of the school of thought that, Facism has actually helped to spread democracy.

In the case of Evo, his rise to power was due to Goni's fascist policies and have usually told EVO TO: GIVE THANKS TO GONI AND HIS POLICIES BECAUSE THIS LED TO THE PEOPLE TO RISE UP AND BRING GONI DOWN WHILE, PUTTING EVO IN POWER. SO WITHOUT GONI, THERE WOULD BE NO EVO IN THE PRESIDENCY TODAY.
Peter Pan wrote:
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That despite your best efforts you will still be a loser 6 months from now...

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