NOW THE PEOPLE HAVE AWOKEN: Exploring Venezuela's RevolutionNew NZ Documentary 12 December, 8.15 pm Academy Cinemas, AUK Film followed by discussion with local directors To reserve your ticket contact email@example.com or call 0210339220 $10 unwaged; $14 waged Except for beauty queens and oil, Venezuela has never been on the international stage. Now Venezuela is at the center of international controversy: for some it has been stolen by a populist dictator, while for others Venezuela represents the centre of a continent-wide democratic revolution. There is much at stake. Venezuela sits atop the biggest oil reserves in the world, which are being used to foment a new order. President Hugo Chavez, who survived a military coup in 2002, has supported a number of controversial social programs which have pushed Venezuela onto the United States government, and media, enemy radar. What makes Venezuela tick? Who is behind the movement and what does it seek? Filmed through the 2006 presidential elections, this is a film about the people of the new Venezuela.