Assignment: Venezuela is a 1956 short film that runs for 24 minutes produced by the Creole Petroleum Corporation, created to encourage American employees to work at their location(s) in Venezuela. (Creole was the Venezuelan subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, later renamed Exxon).
The short 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.
The short was riffed for the unproduced Mystery Science Theater 3000 CD-ROM. A rough cut of the short was screened for a live audience at ConventioCon ExpoFest-A-Rama 2: Electric Boogaloo. Video of it has since surfaced online, and it was also included as a special feature on the Shout! Factory DVD of The Killer Shrews.
IMDB provides an overview of the original short here.
The MST3K version of the short is also on IMDB here
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