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Stone's President Chavez documentary

OliverStone.jpgOliver Stone is one controversial director, and one of his favourite topics are public figures, Presidents to be exact, and while he's had a crack at three U.S. Presidents directly, he's going abroad for his next, and also moving into the factual realm.

For his latest outing he's going to the Hollywood favourite of the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, someone who seems to court more Hollywood stars than the U.S. President, and making a documentary about him.

Oliver Stone has been filming a documentary for about six months now, a documentary that will not focus on the President himself, nor the FARC hostage negotiations and rescue that the President was involved with while he was filming, but actually the pressure that the President faces from the opposition parties, groups and foreign governments, allowing Stone to touch on his current favourite, George Bush.

The story from Variety doesn't say much else about it but does reveal that this is one of two documentaries that he's filming, and that while rumour had the other one as focusing on the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he is denying that quite strongly.

There's nothing more on what it could be, and frankly I think it's a shame that it's not a documentary about Iran or its President. Perhaps he might be tackling something about the Middle East, after all he's very open about his views of the U.S. and the Middle East.

A film about the Middle East intended to educate and broaden the minds of the general U.S. populace might suit him really well, but he is more interested in capturing figures on film. So who could be next?



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