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Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Right place, wrong time; or, Wrong place, right time?"
3 stars

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.]

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originally posted: 05/12/04 18:16:23
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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.

User Comments

11/18/06 Andrew Great film! A must see!! Viva Chavez - the ending is *so* uplifting!! 5 stars
6/21/06 Alan Incredible access/footage.Do not miss.(Watch 'em cheer as new AG abolishes democatic rule!) 5 stars
4/16/06 Dave Shows the US dabblling in other nation's souls by foul means 5 stars
12/12/05 joseph it highlights US interventionist policies 5 stars
11/13/05 PF Soto A wakeup call for american ostriches; a must see 5 stars
12/15/04 Steve One sided - yes, but very insightful into struggle between poor/wealthy in Vnzla; good doc 5 stars
10/15/04 The One Best documentary i have ever seen 5 stars
8/17/04 Daryl Westfall Insightful, if one-sided. 4 stars
8/05/04 Carlos Miquilarena Like Nazi Propoganda, Or Worse 1 stars
6/13/04 Movimiento 13 de Abril Excelente documentary!!!! 5 stars
5/21/04 L.B A great riveting film that lets you see the side of the story we are not allowed to see 5 stars
4/20/04 humberto romero excellent 5 stars
3/21/04 Argelia This films shows the truth of what it is goingo on in Venzuela 5 stars
3/12/04 luis excellent 5 stars
3/07/04 datrumpf go see it/decide for yourself 5 stars
3/04/04 huga alvarez Biased one sided propaganda for gullible ignoramuses. 1 stars
2/27/04 Jeniffer Class Terrible. Not a documentary. 1 stars
2/07/04 William Penner Incredible 5 stars
2/01/04 jrockb4 You better believe it 5 stars
1/31/04 Carlos The truth is´nt always confortable 5 stars
1/27/04 k amazing 5 stars
1/16/04 Diego VERY biased. Could [pass as Venezuelan government propaganda. 1 stars
1/11/04 Edward Helms, from Caracas, Venezuela I'm from Alabama, but I live in Caracas since 1996. It's incredible how different is the 5 stars
1/06/04 Jose Luis ES LA PURA VERDAD 5 stars
12/08/03 Dominick Lane Powerful Documentary on the danger of a corporate media. 5 stars
11/30/03 sanjay Proves that private media owned by rich men distort and blatantly lie about events 5 stars
11/29/03 Adrian Possibly the most entertaining documentary I've ever scene 5 stars
11/20/03 pedro it is so manipulated, have to see other side of the history. 2 stars
11/19/03 Jose Excellent 5 stars
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Directed by
  Kim Bartley
  Donnacha O'Brian

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  Hugo Chavez

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