February 2009 marked 10 years since Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez took office, following a landslide election victory, and launched his Bolivarian Revolution to bring far-reaching change to Venezuela.
This film traces the recent history of Venezuela, before and after the election of Chávez to the presidency, using archive material and interviews with Venezuelans living in the barrios of Caracas who are involved in community and social movements. The achievements and challenges facing the Bolivarian process are put into context by means of interviews with leading Venezuelan social scientists Edgardo Lander and Javier Biardeau, as well as the Canadian economist Michael Lebowitz, who currently lives in Venezuela.
“This is a rare film about Venezuela, a country in extraordinary transition. Watch this film because it is honest and fair and respectful of those who want to be told the truth about an epic attempt, flaws and all, to claim back the humanity of ordinary people.” — John Pilger (Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker)
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Pablo Navarelle. Please RSVP by calling 202-293-5380, ext. 119 or send an e-mail to kozameh [at] cepr [dot] net.