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Title Red oil
Published 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  300 Ced/Ges  2009/04/21  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Cutting edge
Cutting edge
Summary "One of the top oil executives in Venezuela describes the inner workings of the State Oil Company as "a soap opera", and she should know: she used to write them for 20 years. As oil executives become redefined as "social activists" she rails against corruption while trying to find social projects to spend oil revenue on. Meanwhile, another top executive has resigned in protest at Chavez using oil money to buy votes, while oil workers are ready to fight the "forces of imperialism" to defend him. Following the soap-opera format, the viewer is left to ponder whether Chavez is a romantic hero using his petrol dollars to wipe out poverty and inequality, or a power-mad villain squandering the country's oil resources to feed his power dreams." -- Website summary
Notes Off-air recording of SBS broadcast April 21, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Lucinda Broadbent
Performer Narrator: Tom Strauss
Notes DVD
Originally released : Channel 4
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Oil industries -- Venezuela
Author Broadbent, Lucinda
Strauss, Tom