On 13 November the Manchester Branch and the Manchester Community & Mental Health branch of UNISON, with the support of Thompson’s solicitors, jointly put on a showing of Oliver Stone’s new film South Of The Border.
The film is a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements taking place, as well as the mainstream media’s misconception of South America.
In casual conversation with seven presidents including the late Nestor Kirchner, Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light on the exciting transformation taking place on the continent.
This very welcomed showing at the Dancehouse Theatre was watched by over 50 trade unionists together with supporters of the work being carried forward in Venezuela under the flag of socialism.
The show was followed by a lively discussion that was hosted by the Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Colin Burgon. This discussion clearly helped to show the biased coverage that is presented by the British media of the realities of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Colin eloquently presented examples of policies that the freely elected government under the leadership of Hugo Chávez have passed to support the oppressed poor of Venezuela. Close links were discussed with other South American states that embrace social equality and progressive change for the people.
Contact Eddy Redmond at the Branch for details of further films being shown from January 2011.