There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.
Focusing on the 'Bolivarian revolution' in Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez, Stone also had unprecedented access to six other elected presidents; Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raul Castro (Cuba), shedding new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
The screenings accompany the British Library exhibition ¡Viva la Libertad! which celebrates 200 years since the revolutionary movements that brought about the independence of Spanish Latin America. It tells the story of the struggles led by liberators such as Simón Bolívar, Miguel Hidalgo and José de San Martín, and their quest for social justice and equality. ¡Viva la Libertad! Is a free exhibition which runs until 20 August in the Folio Society Gallery in the Entrance Hall.