16 Sep 2009
::: Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
(Director Pablo Navarrete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)
> Monday September 21st
6.30pm-9pm. Film starts 7pm, £4 entry
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, author and documentary filmmake
In association with the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC). The screening will be introduced by Francisco Dominguez (VSC) who will also chair a Q&A with the director after the screening. http://www.vicuk.org/
The Compass (Function room), 58 Penton Street, London N1 9PZ Nearest Tube: Angel http://thecompassn1.co.uk
More info: http://alborada.net/alboradafilms
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Posted by Derek Wall at 5:12 pm