The Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, said today that among the priorities of the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) that he also presides, there is a "historical serial" and a film about the life of his predecessor, the late Hugo Chávez ( 1999-2013) a project that is progressing.
"The resources we have (…) has advanced in the preparation of the script and the preproduction of what is going to be a historical serial and the film of the life of our commander Hugo Chávez who will soon start filming with worldwide support of the best television and film studios in the world, "said Maduro.
The news was announced by the president at a closing ceremony of the "PSUV Congress" led by Maduro in which he said that the people in charge of carrying out this project will be the current Minister of Information, Jorge Rodríguez, the brother of the late president, Adán. Chávez and the constituent Tania Díaz.
"It has to be something beautiful, well done, Chávez's life is a school and we have to do it with the best actresses, the best actors, the best directors and the resources we have, the best studies here and in the world," he said.
He reiterated that these projects are a "priority" and that maybe in a year or two they can be released.
"I imagine there will be 200 chapters to see the life of our commander Chávez, his struggles, his greatness as a human being," he said.
Chavez died in March 2013 after spending 13 years in power after being defeated by a cancer in the pelvic area that never gave more details.
His wish before he died was for the people of Venezuela to choose Maduro as president in case they had to call new elections.
The announcement of a film and a series of Chavez is made at a time when Venezuela is going through the worst economic crisis in its history that translates into a daily inflation rate of 4%, a shortage of medicines and food, among other scenarios .