In the shadow of the revolution - What's going on in Venezuela?
What's going on in Venezuela?
Screening of a cut of the forthcoming film, "In the Shadow of the Revolution", alook at the developing crisis in Venezuela from the perspective of the social movements. Discussion and update on the upheavals in that country with co-director Clifton Ross.
In the 21st century, the rise of Chávez in Venezuela and Morales in Bolivia raised hopes for major changes in Latin America. However, after the rise of the so called 'Pink Tide' and vibrant social movement activity of the last decade, nowadays hope seems to have dashed away. These past few years have seen a worrisome move back to the right in the region. To understand what is going on, we ask author and filmmaker Clifton Ross.
Clifton Ross is a writer, translator and filmmaker who lives in Berkeley, California. For the past thirty-five years he’s reported on revolutionary and social movements of Latin America and the United States, and has translated and published poetry, essays and other works from Spanish. His most recent book, co-edited with his wife, Marcy Rein, Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements, was published in 2014 by PM Press. His Home from the Dark Side of Utopia, (2016) details his life on the left and his changing loyalties in Venezuela. For more information go to www.cliftonross.com.
The film will have English subtitles.