In 1971, Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano published
his landmark work Open Veins of Latin America, in which he
comprehensively described the centuries of economic exploitation
of Latin America. Almost 40 years later, filmmaker Gonzalo Arijon
reevaluates the situation. His search takes him from the soybean
plantations of the Brazilian Amazon to the tin mines of Bolivia to the
deep jungles of Ecuador. Arijon’s politically committed film allows
the local populations to speak for themselves, interspersing this with
archival footage of speeches by Hugo Chávez, Lula da Silva and Evo
Morales. Galeano himself also speaks—sometimes in poetic language—
about how the rise of socialist governments in the early 21st century is
benefitting Latin America, and what more can be done.
Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Have you watched Eyes Wide Open yet? What did you think about it?