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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 ... 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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Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated
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The filmmakers were accused of omissions and distortions in another film, X-Ray of a Lie (Radiografía de una mentira) the 2004 documentary examined The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Brian A. Nelson, who wrote The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela, says X-Ray of a Lie includes a "blow-by-blow of [The Revolution's] manipulations". Nelson says Baralt Avenue was not empty as the film portrays, "so the filmmakers put a black bar at the top of the frame to hide the Metropolitan Police trucks that were still there", among other manipulations. See more »

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loved it
30 March 2004 | by bro-mcferranSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Belfast Film festival tonight.

People, (above), said its a 'bad' documentary. They said its 'bad' because the events of the coup attempt aren't put in context. I would agree with that 100%.

There was no mention of Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, Panama, El Salvador etc. US Government condoned & supported dictatorships in South American states are a fact. If you support US governments, then you share a responsibilty for the actions of those Governments, and I can understand why a film that records an attempted coup by the US Government would not appeal to you.

Overall I would recommend this film to anyone who might enjoy seeing a US Government conspiracy to overthrow ANOTHER South American Government fail.


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Language:

English | Spanish

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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