Assignment: Venezuela is a 1956 short film that runs for 24 minutes produced by the Creole Petroleum Corporation, to promote American employees to work in their company in Venezuela. (Creole was the Venezuelan subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, later renamed Exxon. The Venezuelan assets of Creole Petroleum Corporation were nationalized along with those of other foreign oil firms on January 1, 1976.) It shows an American employee of the company arriving at Venezuela to work at the Lake Maracaibo oil fields. His narration serves as the letters he writes to his family. He learns about the country's historic background and sees the country's sights and its cities, which impress him with their modernity. He looks into a temporary housing complex while waiting for a house and learns Spanish while preparing for his family's eventual arrival.
IMDB provides an overview of the rather "dry" original short here.
The MST3K version of the short is also on IMDB here
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