How People Live: Venezuela

How People Live: Venezuela

2020, Society  -   15 Comments
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Ratings: 6.47/10 from 34 users.

Venezuela is widely known as one of the most dangerous regions on the planet. How People Live: Venezuela travels through areas where unknown hazards could be hiding behind every corner and exposes the harsh realities of daily life endured by its brave and downtrodden people.

As soon as the host enters the country, he is warned of recent acts of violence against tourists just like him. Armed muggings, kidnappings, drug smuggling, blackmail and other acts of gang violence are a frequent occurrence. The film outlines the identities and methods of the most prominent gangs in the area. The host often finds himself in precarious situations.

In the capital city of Caracas, electricity and clean water is a scarcity. Former President Hugo Chavez regulated that the length of all showers were to be limited to three minutes.

It's a country of contrasts. Venezuela houses one of the world's richest oil reserves, yet the poorest citizens struggle to survive on a monthly salary of barely $10.

Consumer pricing is another oddity in the country. Our host tells us that a full tank of gas may cost under a dime, but a container of McDonald's French fries could set you back by more than $100.

These oppressive conditions find release during Venezuela's largest carnival. The film captures the spirit of the festivities as it follows young children donning face paints and women dancing joyfully on the streets.

The affable and inquisitive host serves as an excellent guide through the landscapes, marketplaces and modest domestic dwellings. Traveling from the slums to the big cities, viewers will gain tremendous insights into the influences that both crime and culture play in shaping the country's legacy.

The film also provides a foundation for the history of the region's political strife, and its strained relationship with the rest of the world. We learn of the political corruptions that are allowed to run rampant, and the various assassination attempts that have plagued the country's leaders over the years.

Utilizing stunning drone photography, the film caresses the country's vast and beautiful waterfalls and mountainsides.

By the end, the film proves that Venezuela is a country of great potential and even greater challenges.

Directed by: Anton Lyadov

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15 Comments / User Reviews

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  1. mike

    Stop the so called music

  2. Lando

    Propaganda at it's worst...pathetic bullsh*t dropped by paid narco/petrol shills and toadies.

  3. CCRider

    Had to stop watching because of all the sales pitches.

  4. CAROLE HANLIN

    Socialism is really something to celebrate, isn't it? Mummy government ruling all aspects of life. Those who promote this in the land of the free need their heads examined and expelled to go live in these horrendous conditions. Appears those who voted Democratic have zilch knowledge of the living HELL of these systems. Ignorant to the hilt...

    1. Voluntaryist

      "...those who voted D. have zilch knowledge..."?? All parties are authoritarian. All voters are stuck with rulers. Choice is an illusion, a myth. Real choice would require the ballots to have a box for "none of the above" and "abolish this office" and "leave this position unfilled".

    2. David Dieni

      In his book Escape from Evil, cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker describes consumer culture as a second-rate religion that has programmed a society of ‘cheerful robots’ to martyr all to ‘a grotesque spectacle of unrestrained material production, perhaps the greatest and most pervasive evil to have emerged in all of history.’

      With business-as-usual in the face of multiple global emergencies – climate change, global warming, habitat destruction, extinction of species, loss of biodiversity, pollution, deforestation, land degradation, ocean depletion – it is hard to miss the evil, or at least the madness. Spreading poverty, growing inequality, the commercialization of children, collapsing mental health, the ‘death of mind’, the obesity epidemic, and so on – with a culture like that, who needs enemies?

      Criminal psychosis

      If consumer culture were a separate individual and assessed psychiatrically, its diagnosis would be criminal psychosis of the most fiendish variety. But since its lunacy is agreed upon, we lap it up.

      Like psychopathic dung beetles, we let future generations pay as we roll up the latest cultural excretions, coming away with everything except the love that faded as life became a romance with the appetites. In a system that hawks selfishness, vanity and exhibitionism, we become easily excited with the fake orgasm of trappings and tantalizations. Once sold on ourselves, we can be wooed by the most impoverished of ambitions, from ‘having it all’ and ‘living the dream’ right on down to ‘making it to the top’.

  5. Wesley L Mahan

    Unwatchable, with the incredibly annoying background "music" intruding into the narration.

  6. Tom Pain

    Without viewing this film, just going on the description supplied here, this sounds like a film that comes directly from the CIA & the state department. I'll pass.

    1. Monn Jaah

      Have you ever spoken to someone who lived in Venezuela? You’re making a comment, clearly without any knowledge

    2. ABELARDO ASISTIDO

      very true!

  7. Jon Jonzz

    Biden may be the Maduro of America

  8. Jon Jonzz

    Isn't Socialism grand.!

  9. Patricia Masci

    Venezuela is what the Global Evil Cabal wants to do to ALL of Us using this CV-19 Hoax!!

  10. Mahdi

    South America - Riches and robbery...

    1. ju

      Easy to judge while being from the more or less equal country, huh?