Classic documentary: Venezuela --The revolution will not be televised (2002)
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal is proud to post the now classic and historic documentary by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Brian about the April 2002 US-backed coup attempt, which briefly deposed Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland's Radio Telifís Éireann happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002.
Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred. During their filming, the crew recorded images that contradicted explanations given by the anti-Chávez opposition, the private media, the US State Department and then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. The documentary reveals that the coup was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States.It also graphically shows how Venezuela's poor and working people -- the overwhelming majority of the population -- mobilised in their hundreds of thousands to defeat the coup.