Documentary: Inside The Revolution: A Journey Into The Heart Of Venezuela

Inside the Revolu­tion: A Jour­ney into the Heart of Venezuela
(Dir­ect­or Pablo Nav­ar­rete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)

Feb­ru­ary 2009 marked 10 years since Hugo Chavez took office, fol­low­ing a land­slide elec­tion vic­tory, and launched his revolu­tion to bring rad­ic­al change to Venezuela. While wildly pop­ular with many in the coun­try, Chavez’s policies and his strongly-worded cri­ti­cisms of the U.S. gov­ern­ment have also made him power­ful enemies, both at home and abroad, espe­cially in the media.

Filmed in Cara­cas in Novem­ber 2008, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Chavez’s con­tro­ver­sial pres­id­ency, this fea­ture-length doc­u­ment­ary takes a jour­ney into the heart of Venezuela’s revolu­tion to listen to the voices of the people driv­ing the pro­cess for­ward.

The film traces the recent his­tory of Venezuela, before and after the elec­tion of Hugo Chavez 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, Javi­er Biardeau and the Cana­dian eco­nom­ist Michael Lebowitz, who cur­rently lives in Venezuela.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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