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Dr Juan Antonio Hernandez, the Ambassador of Venezuela, speaking at the event held at the Qatar National Theatre.
Doha: The embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela marked the 201st anniversary of independence recently at the Qatar National Theatre.
The Venezuelan film “Manuela Saenz” was featured at the event, which shed light on the history of the nation’s independence from the Spanish crown.
The film explored the relationship between Venezuelan national hero Simon Bolivar, and the most important woman in his life, Manuela Saenz, during the nineteenth century revolutionary war for independence.
Speaking at the event Dr Juan Antonio Hernandez, the Ambassador of Venezuela, said: “We wanted to highlight the role women played in our independence and show a different side of the war of independence to the people of Qatar through this movie.”
In 1811, Venezuela’s Act of Independence Declaration was signed, a document in which seven Spanish provinces belonging to the Captaincy General of Venezuela in South America declared their independence from the Kingdom of Spain. Venezuela was the first country in the region to acquire independence.
Venezuelans celebrate their anniversary on July 5 every year.