Villa del Cine film studio in Venezuela
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How Chavez hopes to break the 'dictatorship of Hollywood'

Villa del Cine - or Cinema City - is a production house that was opened in Venezuela six years ago to make movies which would break 'the dictatorship of Hollywood' as President Hugo Chavez put it.

But with 98% of its films State-funded, has it changed the face of Venezuelan cinema or is it being used to promote the political beliefs of the president?

BBC Mundo's Juan Paullier reports.

  • 18 Apr 2012
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