Oliver Stone presents a tribute to a friend one year after his death, the friend in question was the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. The documentary covers the time Stone and Chávez spent ... See full summary »
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Rises above the anchors of patriotism and nationalism to deliver facts
For the history buffs and those interested in a less partisan view of U.S. History, that's not always completely told in our school history books, I highly recommend Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States.
History itself, and memories in general, inherit the bias of the observer. Further retelling, teaching, and writing of the event also serve to inject patriotism, nationalism, bias and opinion into the mix. This documentary series does well to attempt to strip out all of that, and to see the gray beyond just the black and white.
The show looks and sounds like the history shows we all grew up on in school. This should be known going into it, it is not an enthralling Oliver Stone dramatic movie, but it is well produced. For those interested in the subject matter it will easily keep your attention. In fact it's often difficult to break away momentarily because the pacing of the imagery and information rarely has a lull.
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