Saturday Matinee: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Source: Top Documentary Films

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan 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 of the events that they say contradict explanations given by Chávez opposition, the private media, the US State Department, and then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.

The documentary says that the coup was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States.

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2 Responses to Saturday Matinee: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  1. Excellent documentary although the soft Irish voices were often difficult to hear. I saw it when it was first produced but absolutely worth seeing again. Well done for putting it on your blog – particularly at this time. Oh well, back to getting to the bottom of those meddling Russians…

  2. Kenneth T. says:


    Whoa… you don’t say.

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