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Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)

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Release Date
Nov 5, 2003 (USA - Limited)

Official Website:
Chavez: Inside the Coup Website

Running Time
1 hour, 14 minutes

Country Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Germany, Finland, UK

Studio BBC, Irish Film Board, Power Pictures, RTÉ

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Other Titles
• Chavez: Inside the Coup
• The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
• Vallankaappaus Venezuelassa

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Genre: Documentary, Political, Society, Military


"Don't be poisoned by their lies," says Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in the last line of THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, referring to the way that the media corrupts the truth for the purpose of political persuasion. And thus the immediacy of this documentary--which consists of fast-moving footage captured during a two-day period in April 2002 when Chavez was kidnapped from the presidential palace in Caracas and the media announced a successful coup--serves simply as a good example of media manipulation. Using television news clips, the film shows how the privately owned Venezuelan media attacks Chavez, comparing him to Fidel Castro and accusing him of mental instability. Washington chimes in, accusing Chavez of being in cahoots with Columbian narco-terrorists. But the documentary also establishes Chavez's position as the people's president. He put in place a democratic constitution and promised to redistribute the nation's significant wealth--Venezuela is the world's fourth largest exporter of oil--to benefit the poor, who represent 80 percent of the population. And from there, the media reports against him sound like cards being played in the oil game.

The Irish filmmakers, Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Brian, were inside the palace

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