May 30, 2006


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Here's a link to a (pretty long) documentary on google, about the failed coup in Venezuela in 2002.

The interesting thing is that it started as just a documentary simply on Hugo Chavez and his 'Bolivar' revolution. The result is fantastic access to the presidential palace, where the film makers are present throughout the mililary threat, the arrest of Chavez, the installation of the new 'government' and the subsequant return of Chavez (to the cheers of his adoring public).

However, the main point of this film is suggested in the title. It is about the manipulation of the event by the privately owned media companies. The filmakers have the somewhat unique perspective of actually being there, and at the same time showing what was being televised at the time. The contradictions are unbelievable..

Whatever you think about the CIA's involvement, which the film picks up on throughout, the warnings it gives of corporate media, and its supporting of the powerful minority interests, makes the film very worthwhile to watch.

Here's the film in 4 parts if you can't watch the whole thing in one:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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  1. Christopher Rossdale

    It's interesting to draw comparisons with the Venezuela coup and the other South American infiltrations (Nicaragua etc). Venezuela to be attacked any time soon? Not quite sure how Condi's justified the label of 'dangerous', but she's done it

    30 May 2006, 13:20

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