U.S PREMIERE OF ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY
WOMEN OF THE VENEZUELAN CHAOS
BRINGS ATTENTION TO HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
Meet the Director, Margarita Cardenas and Kim Chavez, Featured in the Film, at Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek
COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA (March 20, 2018) – Acclaimed documentary, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos, will make its U.S. debut on Monday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and screening. Following the film, French-Venezuelan director, Margarita Cadenas, will discuss the intense crisis in Venezuela and the process by which she discreetly made the film. Joining her will be Kim Chavez, a nurse who is one of five women featured in the film and is now exiled in South Florida.
The event, a benefit for Saludos Connection, a charity dedicated to aiding the people of Venezuela, will take place at Silverspot Cinema, 4441 Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.
The film follows five Venezuelan women, from different backgrounds and generations, capturing a portrait of their collapsing country which possibly faces the worst social, economic and political crisis in its 200-year-history. Their daily lives testify to the urgency of the chaotic situation and highlight the difficulties of medicine and food shortages, the plight of political prisoners, widespread injustice and rampant criminality.
“Venezuela has become weak, devastated, shattered and violent in the hands of rising criminality and destroyed institutions, in a military state ruled by the concentration of power by a man who has turned the population into undignified beggars,” said Cadenas.“Thankfully, the international community is waking up to the ampler of the situation.”
“With the rashly and now delayed presidential elections in Venezuela, it is time to get the word out on the humanitarian crisis in the nation and get some real attention to Americans in this case in creative manner. The elections were initially scheduled for April 22 and have been delayed to May 20,” said Randi Emerman, Vice President of Programming, Silverspot Cinema. “The timing could not be better. The importance of this evening and bringing this group together to discuss not only the political upheaval in Venezuela, but also how the use of film can help convey issues in our world through storytelling.”
The film was recently shown to the European Parliament in Brussels and has received international acclaim and accolades at such festivals as The Top 18 Movies That Matter Film Festival at The Hague, International Film Festival of Amiens in France, Movies that Matter Film Festival in the Netherlands, Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland, the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival and the World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague.
Tickets are $25 per person and available at www.silverspot.net. All proceeds will benefit Saludos Connection, a Houston-based charity dedicated to aiding the people of Venezuela, specifically to help with medicine and adequate medical treatment. For more information about the charity, visitwww.saludosconnection.org.
Margarita Cadenas is a French-Venezuelan writer, director and producer based in Paris. Before becoming a director, Cadenas produced numerous French commercials around the world and worked as a co-writer and producer for French Television. Since 2006 she has worked as a filmmaker of documentaries and long feature films, including: as the co-producer and co-screenwriter of “The Family-Dementia” and as the director, writer and producer of “Masks/Mascaras“, “Macondo“, “Beyond Appearances” and “Cenizas Eternas-Eternal Ashes” which was screened worldwide and received numerous international recognitions. She studied Social Communication at the Catholic University “Andrés Bello” in Venezuela and Production and Direction in London at the BBC.
Women of the Venezuelan Chaos opens in Chapel Hill/Raleigh, North Carolina, Naples/Ft. Myers, Florida and Fort Lauderdale/Coconut Creek, Florida, on Friday, April 13. For tickets, visit www.silverspot.net.
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Silverspot Cinema is a privately-held, customer centric company specializing in sophisticated cinemas offering an enhanced, hassle-free entertainment experience in a boutique environment, catering to an upscale clientele. The theater’s new specialized app allows theater-goers the convenience of reserved seating and the ease of pre-ordering meals and concessions for prompt in-theater delivery at their seats. In addition to traditional Hollywood fare, Silverspot offers independent films, award-winning foreign films and a cultural arts program featuring operas, ballets and concerts. Miami is Silverspot Cinema’s fourth location in the United States, joining their Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Naples and Coconut Creek, Florida locations. Two additional theaters are slated to open in Beechwood, Ohio in May 2018 and Brookfield, Wisconsin in 2019. For more information, and to download the Silverspot app, visitsilverspot.net or visit us on Twitter @SilverspotFilms.
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