The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The documentary The Revolution Will Not Be Televised will be screened in English followed by a discussion as part of the Eyes Wide Open Film Series presented by U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome.
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is an extraordinary documentary by Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain, who by happenstance were able to document the events surrounding the April 2002 coup d’etat against democratically elected President Chávez of Venezuela. The filmmakers were able to remain in the presidential palace in Venezuela and document while opposition forces violently overtook the government and dismantled Venezuela’s pillar democratic institutions, including the National Assembly, the Supreme Court, the Constitution and the offices of the Ombudsman and Attorney General. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba. The film also exposes the atrocious human rights violations committed with the purpose of executing the coup successfully."
Screenings are free, donations appreciated. Space is limited, arrive early to guarantee a seat.
Upcoming films include:
Feb 09 - 500 Years Later
Feb 23 - Life and Debt
Mar 09 - Aristide and the Endless Revolution
For more information, see our web site: www.peaceandjustice.it
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