Venezuela provides financial backing Danny Glover film

Venezuelan lawmakers are donating US$19.7 million (€12.4 million) to back an independent movie directed by actor Danny Glover, a supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

The National Assembly on Wednesday approved US$9.8 million (€6.2 million) for "Toussaint," a film about Haitian rebel leader Toussaint Louverture, after previously approving US$9.9 million (€6.2 million). The most recent funding was announced on the Assembly's Web site.

The movie will be produced by Glover's independent company Louvertoure Films with support from the Cinema Villa, Venezuela's state film studio. Louvertoure Films produces movies of "historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity," according to the company's Web site.

(International Herald Tribune)

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