The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Call Number: Digital Video
Alternate Title: Chavez: Inside the Coup
Director: Donnacha O’Briain, Kim Bartley
Duration: 74 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
In April 2002, the democratically elected Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, faces a coup d’état by an American-backed opposition party. The two-day coup fails to topple Chávez, but the tumultuous event proves to be great dramatic material for two Irish filmmakers who happen to be making a documentary about Chavez as the coup erupts. They capture footage of the massive opposition and pro-Chavez crowds and analyze how Venezuelan TV manipulated images for propaganda purposes.