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Assignment: Venezuela (1956)

| Documentary, Short
An American goes to work in the booming oil industry of Venuzuela.

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An American employee of Creole Petroleum Corporation comes to Venezuela to start his new job on the Lake Maracaibo (which he mistakenly thinks is narrow) oilfields. He sees the country's sights and it's cities, which impress him with their modernity, and learns Spanish while preparing for his family's arrival. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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Walking Briskly
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Music by Jack Shaindlin
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"I want Venezuela on my desk by Friday morning!"
13 April 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

This short film, presented by the Creole Oil Company talks about a man who is assigned to work in Venezuela. He moves from the USA to there and is shown life there. I happen to speak Spanish and I haven't heard Spanish that bad since I was in Spanish 101. They really polish up Venezuela by trying to make it look like a good place to visit and live. What really shoots this short down is this: All gloss and no substance. They show all the good things about Venezuela without showing the rampant poverty, crime, and drugs there are down there. It's a good example of why the book The Ugly American was written.

Yippee! Another first.


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