When Things Go South
The Left Embraces Oliver Stone’s Newest FilmBy Summer Gray and Noah Zweig
Much of the U.S. left is atwitter about Oliver Stone’s latest film, South of the Border (2009): an eighty-minute-long travelogue/documentary about Latin America’s left-ward shift in the last decade. Those sympathetic to the counter-hegemonic tides of change in the region appear to have embraced what they characterize as Stone’s valiant journalism against liberal and right wing critics....CONTINUE TO READ REVIEW HERE
Noah Zweig is a member of the James Agee Cinema Circle
Summer Gray and Noah Zweig are graduate students at UC Santa Barbara in Sociology and Film and Media Studies.