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Oliver Stone Marks Anniversary Of Hugo Chavez's Death With Documentary Premiere

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and director Oliver Stone attends the "South Of The Border" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2009 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and director Oliver Stone attends the "South Of The Border" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2009 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)  (2009 Getty Images)

American filmmaker Oliver Stone, who became a close confidante of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is marking the one-year anniversary of the former leader’s death with the premiere of his latest documentary.

The film, “Mi Amigo Hugo” (“My Friend Hugo”), will be aired at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Venezuela's government-owned Telesur network.

“The movie… provides a human portrait of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution,” the Venezuelan News Agency said Tuesday.

Stone, the controversial leftist director known for films such as “Platoon” and “Wall Street,” described his new Chavez film on Twitter as “a documentary commemorating the first anniversary of Chavez’s death.”

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This is not the first documentary by Stone featuring Chavez’s legacy. In 2012, the filmmaker released “South of the Border,” a documentary that chronicles the rise of Latin America’s left-wing leaders.

The premiere of “Mi Amigo Hugo” will be accompanied by behind-the-scenes footage along with full-length interviews with the personalities that appear in the documentary, according to AVN.

Other events commemorating marking the anniversary of Chavez’s death include a military-civic parade in the country’s capital.

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