Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
(Director Pablo Navarrete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)
February 2009 marked 10 years since Hugo Chavez took office, following a landslide election victory, and launched his revolution to bring radical change to Venezuela. While wildly popular with many in the country, Chavez’s policies and his strongly-worded criticisms of the U.S. government have also made him powerful enemies, both at home and abroad, especially in the media.
Filmed in Caracas in November 2008, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Chavez’s controversial presidency, this feature-length documentary takes a journey into the heart of Venezuela’s revolution to listen to the voices of the people driving the process forward.
“This is a rare film about Venezuela, a country in extraordinary transition. Watch this film because it is honest and fair and respectful of those who want to be told the truth about an epic attempt, flaws and all, to claim back the humanity of ordinary people.”
– John Pilger (Journalist and documentary filmmaker)
“A lively, well-researched documentary which pulls off that most difficult of tasks – an honest account of the achievements and the weaknesses of the Chavez government.”
– Sue Branford (Journalist, former Latin American analyst for the BBC World Service)
::: Thursday 17th June, 7pm-9.30pm
Film starts 7.30pm
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Roberto Navarrete, the film’s executive producer.
Pearse Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
More info: info[at]alborada.net
Event organised by Venezuela Ireland Network and the Latin America Solidarity Centre in conjunction with SIPTU
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For further details on the documentary and to watch the trailer, please visit:
For a brief bio of the film’s director visit:http://www.alborada.net/pablonavarrete