Friday, December 7, 2012

Presidential Island, a Youtube Success!

Presidential Island is an animated series created by way of satire by Juan Andres Ravell and Oswaldo Graziani, where the presidents of several Latin American countries are shipwrecked on an island after an imaginary Latin American Summit.



The plot of the series is based on the fight of these leaders for leading the island, leading to very funny situations with high degrees of political satire.In the first season we saw presidents like Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Alvaro Uribe (Colombia), Felipe Calderon of Mexico (dies from eating poisonous fish in episode 6, first episode of the second season), Evo Morales (Bolivia), King Juan Carlos of Spain, Lula da Silva (Brazil) and many more.In the second season, following the change of command in some Latin American countries, the series entering new presidents: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia), Ollanta Humala (Peru) and Mariano Rajoy (Spain), among others, and in turn also out several characters, some victim of poisoning fish.


The series has been nominated for major awards such as the nomination for Best Web Series of the Geneva Film Festival in 2010, and the award for Best Video Channel by Deutsche Welle.As expected, the series has generated considerable controversy in several conservative sectors of Latin America and Spain. That is why the second season has taken a while to "get on the air" and that although there are millions of views on their YouTube channel, marks feel "a little afraid" to support the project.In an interview Juan Andrés Ravell, one of the creators of the project, gave some details of the series, and the new season. "There is more fear than necessary. If you make a quality product that is fun and laugh, is very little they can do against you, "he said.



Ravell said the goal "is to make people laugh." "Then, we're always trying to make a critique of how he governs a situation either president," he added.Ravell said the goal "is to make people laugh." "Then, we're always trying to make a critique of how he governs a situation either president," he added.

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