Venezuela in Documentary

– 25TH MAY 2010

Famously, the Venezuelan media engineered a coup d’etat that on April 11, 2002, briefly overthrew the democratically elected government of Hugo Chavez. Something they themselves recognised live on TV programs. In this regard editor of Le Monde Diplomatique, Maurice Lemoine, said: “Never even in Latin American history has the media been so directly involved in a political coup. Venezuela’s ’hate media’ controls 95% of the airwaves and has a near-monopoly over newsprint, and it played a major part in the failed attempt to overthrow the president, Hugo Chávez, in April. Although tensions in the country could easily spill into civil war, the media is still directly encouraging dissident elements to overthrow the democratically elected president – if necessary by force.”

This documentary is about the Venezuelan private TV station RCTV, for which Chavez government has not renewed the radio-electric spectrum concession. This station participated in the coup of 2002. Despite all that, the dominant medias in US andEurope have continued developing their campaign again Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution on the RCTV case.

Doors open for 7.30pm showings at 7.00 pm.Venezuelain Documentary jointly hosted by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign , the Embassy of the BolivarianRepublic of Venezuela and the London Socialist Film Co-op