The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
"Not just a documentary but an invaluable document. I'd almost call it prophetic."—The Nation
A brilliant illustration of how television is used to deceive and manipulate the public, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is an astonishing inside look at one of the shortest presidential coups in Latin American history: the attempted ouster of Venezuela's leftist leader Hugo Chavez in April 2002.
Shot by two Irish journalists who happened to be in Caracas doing a story on the Cuba-friendly Chavez, the film depicts his arrest and the dissolution of the National Assembly by a coalition of military and allegedly U.S.-backed industrial leaders, and his restoration to office two days later after more than a million supporters took to the street.
All these events were fully documented by government-owned media and exposed by the filmmakers in the wake of the failed coup. (74 mins.)
Admission$6 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2003-04 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.