The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network present:
Introduced by Venezuela’s Ambassador to Australia, Nelson Davila
Roman Chalbaud's docudrama El Caracazo recreates a series of events forever etched in the hearts and minds of those present, and which permanently altered the Venezuelan political landscape.
On February 27, 1989, in Caracas, Venezuela, a series of citizen-based protests against a rise in bus ticket prices quickly erupted into an insurrection. In response, the government of Carlos Andres Perez brutally massacred hundreds of Venezuelan citizens. Chalbaud shapes this raw material into a visceral onscreen dramatization. In the process, he sharply attacks the inhumanity of the Perez political regime and pays homage to those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
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Published on Feb 19th 2013 at 10.39am