"Right place, wrong time; or, Wrong place, right time?"
A coup caught in the act — as a documentary crew from Ireland work on a personal basis with Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, considered a politician for the people, has his main party rivalry plot to overthrow and replace him with one of their own.Serving not alone to show the insider’s view on the events, and as they happened, it also provides contradiction to the lies that much of the country were force-fed. (Though it has not gone without backlash itself; counterclaims have been made that the documentary is being just as manipulative as how Chavez’s opposition was presented.) A compelling watch, clocking in at a mere 74-minutes, the action of events takes the precedence in telling and showing what and how it happened, with little intervention or outside participation of the filmmakers themselves. Which means, when we’re all caught up and the action has played out, there is little insight offered in addition to the “facts.” Directed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain.[See it if you must.]
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2003 Starz Denver Film Festival. For more in the 2003 Starz Denver Film Festival series, click here.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2003 Chicago Film Festival. For more in the 2003 Chicago Film Festival series, click here.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2003 CineVegas Film Festival. For more in the 2003 CineVegas Film Festival series, click here.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2003 Seattle Film Festival. For more in the 2003 Seattle Film Festival series, click here.
This film is listed in our political documentary series. For more in the Political Documentary series, click here.