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"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
A documentary by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain (Venezuela)
In Spanish, with English sub-titles
7 pm, Friday, January 30, 2004 in Room 66-110

[Coup leaders on April 11, 2002]

On April 11, 2002, the world awoke to the news that democratically elected President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela had been replaced by a self-appointed interim government composed of business executives & military officials. In the mass media, report after report described the chaos in Caracas, where eleven people had apparently been killed in "bloody street battles" between Chavez supporters & the opposition. It was said that Chavez had ordered the killings & had therefore been forced to resign. The Bush Administration voiced its support for the coup. Even the "liberal" New York Times celebrated. Film-makers Donnacha O'Briain & Kim Bartley were inside Venezuela's presidential palace at the time of the coup. They were also there at the denouement some 48 hours later. Come watch the film they made.