Screening at Casa América this afternoon, at 7 pm of the Mexican film El pueblo soy yo: Venezuela en populismo, by director Carlos Oteyza, as part of the series Los martes del documental. After the screening there will be a colloquium with the presence of the director, and the journalist and writer Violeta Medina will moderate.
What was once the country with the highest economic growth in the world is now a reference point for collapse and misery. El pueblo soy yo: Venezuela en populismo is a documentary film that describes the skillful mechanisms of authoritarian power in the government initiated by Hugo Chávez and continued by Nicolás Maduro. The film unravels the appearance of the charismatic leader in a moment of crisis, and how he, making use of high oil prices, opens the way to seize institutions, polarize society, silence the media and dismantle the productive apparatus. All this, of course, in the name of the people.