- April 21, 2019
-- Venezuela continues to be the center of international attention ever since those bloody 4 months in 2017 when massive protests rocked the country and hundreds lost their lives in clashes with the government. On May 20th
, 2018, former Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory in what most consider to be fraudulent presidential elections that set off a series of events that have captured headlines around the world. With a humanitarian crisis getting worse, a new documentary is coming to the big screen to tell the story of what really happened during the 2017 Venezuelan Protests.Repression in Paradise
is the first feature documentary that follows the experiences of protestors, politicians, resistance members, and state police, through the Venezuelan Rebellion of 2017. Witness the escalating 4-month long protests as millions rebelled against an ever-growing repressive government hell-bent on staying in power at all costs. As international pressure mounted, fault lines began to form within the dictatorship and victory seemed close, but nothing was certain as personal ambitions and doubt in the opposition created uncertainty in the outcome. From massive marches to military uprisings get a firsthand look at a democracy on the verge of collapse and the heroism it produced in the most unlikely places.
This documentary is a dramatic tale of the experiences of brave kids, heartbroken parents, opposition leaders, and even state policemen willing to risk their lives to speak the truth. The documentary includes interviews with Maria Corina Machado, Julio "Coco" Jimenez, National Police, Resistance members, parents of Juan Pablo Pernalete, a student who was killed during a protest, arrested students, and leaders of the opposition, among others. Repression in Paradise has been selected for 3 film festivals: Indie Pasion Ibero-american Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, and The South Film & Arts Academy Festival. It won Best Documentary 2018 in December at the Miami Independent Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer and full movie by visiting https://repressioninparadise.com/watch-now/
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Repression in Paradise is now available on Amazon (https://repressioninparadise.com/amazon
) and will be on other platforms like iTunes starting May 2019! Anyone living in Venezuela will have the option to watch the entire documentary free of charge as a show of our support in the ongoing humanitarian crisis. All proceeds from the documentary will be donated to non-profit organizations working towards restoring democracy in Venezuela and helping those most in need.