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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)
"Chavez: Inside the Coup" (original title)

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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

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orthodoxy smells fishy
23 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

every comment by a Venezuelan here has been negative (all but a single one vehemently so), and all favoring the opposition point of view. statistically, for this to happen, one (and only one) of two things must be true: either a) Chavez is a truly monstrous dictator, and does such terrible and unspeakably brutal things to his people that not a single voice will rise up from his citizenry to defend him, or b) Venezuela is a poor country, the majority of it's citizens are non-English speakers, and thus only an elite few (the upper classes) would both have access to the internet AND be able to communicate on an exclusively English speaking site such as the IMDb. in this case that elite few just happens to comprise the demographic that supported the opposition. and then there's the freepers, American right-wingers know for going onto websites and posing as people with credibility in order to spew neo-conservative propaganda, often copied verbatim from talking points posted on other sites. I mean, if the IMDb existed in 1939, I'd think even Hitler would have at least one or two German defenders in the comments for Triumph of the Will, if only just propagandists.

which brings up another point: if Chavez is the master propagandist so many here are claiming, why wouldn't he have a couple of his Venezuelan supporters post a couple of entries to balance the scales a bit? I'd trust the point of view (notice I did not use the plural) of these Venezuelans-against-Chavez more if there were at least SOME diversity of opinion. without dissent however, I must question their authenticity and the basis for their agenda.

maybe this film is propaganda, maybe it isn't. but I'm going to dismiss out of hand any obvious propaganda telling me that it is.


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