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A populist leader triumphs in Venezuela, and it's all on film

What's more, the film is an object lesson in the politics of television. Immediately after the coup, Chavez's ministers struggle to deliver a message to the people, but the only station available to them--the state station--has had its signal cut. All other stations, owned by the oil oligarchy that opposes Chavez, broadcast lies. Even CNN (ah, CNN, you unsacred cow) broadcasts propaganda, offering an interview with Carmona after his deposition, in which he claims to retain power. Amazingly, even without televised assurance of who has control of the palace, the people of Venezuela take to the streets and demand their leader back. They don't care about what's on TV. They just want the truth, and they'll risk life and limb to get it.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to power after a military coup briefly led to his ouster--a drama captured in detail in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to power after a military coup briefly led to his ouster--a drama captured in detail in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

This revolution may not have been televised, but it was filmed, and it is a glorious thing.

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