Film Showing Sat! - Exposes U.S. Coup Attempt on Venezuela
Workers World Film Showing:
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
"....extraordinary opportunity to record history ..."
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
Where: Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice
5278 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles
When: Saturday May 20th, 2pm - 5pm
Contact: (323) 899-2003
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Workers World Party presents a screening of the film "The Revolution Will Not be Televised" In 2002, the United States and the right wing opposition in Venezuela attempted a counter-revolutionary coup against president Hugo Chavez.
An Irish film crew happened to be in Venezuela making a film about Chavez at the time, and caught on film the right wing attack on a mass demonstration in support of Chavez and subsequent events including the popular uprising that most likely saved the president's life, resulting in this film. It is an amazing film that disproves all the lies that the US media generated about the events and provides needed context for the new right wing, U.S.-led attacks against Venezuela's sovereignty today.
Description from Wikipedia: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised was directed by Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha ÓBriain. Given direct access to Chávez, the filmmakers intended to make a fly-on-the-wall biography of the president. They spent seven months filming in Venezuela, following Chávez and his staff and interviewing ordinary citizens. As the coup unfolded on 11 April, Bartley and ÓBriain filmed on the streets of the capital, Caracas, capturing footage of protesters and the erupting violence. Later, they filmed many of the political upheavals inside Miraflores, the presidential palace.
Our meeting will also include John Parker, who attended the World Social Forum in Venezuela in 2005, a special educational report on the long dirty history of the CIA, and an important update on Washington's campaign to destroy the revolutionary government of Venezuela.
Join us for the film, the reports, and open discussion.
Donations accepted, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Snacks and beverages available.
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