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Reuters: Chavez opens Venezuela studios to counter Hollywood

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire June 5, 2006 at 7:24AM

Lights, camera and... revolution. Signaling from a director's chair, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inaugurated a film studio complex on Saturday on the outskirts of Caracas to counter the cultural "dictatorship" of Hollywood movie giants. "For Venezuela, action," Chavez called out as the cameras rolled and a harp and guitar band strummed traditional folk music on the set of a film in production. Patrick Markey reports.
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Lights, camera and... revolution. Signaling from a director's chair, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inaugurated a film studio complex on Saturday on the outskirts of Caracas to counter the cultural "dictatorship" of Hollywood movie giants. "For Venezuela, action," Chavez called out as the cameras rolled and a harp and guitar band strummed traditional folk music on the set of a film in production. Patrick Markey reports.