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Oliver Stone to helm documentary on Hugo Chavez

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Washington (ANI): After making a biopic on George W Bush, American filmmaker Oliver Stone is planning to helm a documentary on Venezuela's controversial President Hugo Chavez. The 62-year-old director has been working on the untitled project for six months and is hoping to have it ready for next year, reports Variety.

Stone was with Chavez in February during the dramatic rescue of hostages that Chavez helped to broker from the militant Columbian FARC group.The will focus on the opposition faced by Chavez at home and abroad, especially from the Bush administration, which has been vocal in its distaste for the populist socialism espoused by Venezuela''s president.

Stone's previous documentaries include 'Comandante', about Cuban President Fidel Castro, and 'Persona Non Grata', which began as a project about Yasser Arafat but eventually became a wider-reaching primer on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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