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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)

Chavez: Inside the Coup (original title)
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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Credited cast:
Hugo Chávez ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Carmona Pedro Carmona ... Self (archive footage)
Jesse Helms Jesse Helms ... Self (archive footage)
Colin Powell ... Self (archive footage)
George Tenet ... Self (archive footage)
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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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Most fascinating and shocking documentary I've ever seen
26 December 2013 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

Never before and never after has there been a documentary like this. What you get here is the most fascinating and unique look at historical events ever captured on film: you get to be inside a coup d'état in Venezuela while it is actually happening.

What happens before your eyes is stunning, shocking - and if it weren't for the very real events of similar nature in the past in other Latin American countries, unbelievable. The footage shown is brutal, but as to what we are actually seeing and what we are led to believe by clever construction - as Chavez' opponents are claiming - has to be decided by the viewer.

The heated debate this documentary has started is nearly as interesting as the coup itself, and I certainly won't give my personal opinion about what I believe to be the truth. But whether it's the best propaganda film ever or the most compelling capture of true events on celluloid since the footage of the JFK assassination - this is essential viewing.

See it, read about it - and then make up your own mind. 10 out of 10.

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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Finland) See more »

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised See more »

Filming Locations:

Miraflores, Caracas, Venezuela See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,101, 26 October 2003

Gross USA:

$153,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,859
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