THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KIM BARTLEY AND DONNACHA O'BRIAIN
IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
HUGO CHAVEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA IN 1998, IS A COLORFUL,
UNPREDICTABLE FOLK HERO, beloved by his nation's working class and
tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would
deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential
palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office.
They were also
present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid
cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived
coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle
and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal
credits with making Venezuela "Washingtons biggest Latin
American headache after the old standby, Cuba."