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Comparative Media system paper in Latin America and the Caribbean
Journalism & Communication
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: The Revolution will not be televised This movie/documentary also referred to as Chavez: inside the Coup was released in 2003, with production by David Power. It focuses mainly on the happenings in Venezuela that led up to the coup attempt and what happened during the attempt that saw Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez ousted as the leader for 2 days (Stoneman 840).
The filmmakers spent at least several months filming Hugo Chavez, his close staff, as well as conducting interviews with Venezuelan citizens. With the coup unfolding, the filmmakers captured footage on the capital’s streets, filming protesters and the increasing violence. The film/documentary’s neutrality has been variously disputed as it painted only Chavez in a positive light, particularly focusing its attention on framing the 11th to 13th of April violence, timeline editing, and omission of personnel and incidents (Stoneman 840). Cited either as a misrepresentation or an accurate portrayal of the coup’s events, the film contends that private media selectively used the footage to create an impression that the violence was, as a result, of uncivilized and irrational mobs of Chavez supporters. Private media, especially television, repeatedly portrayed supporters of Hugo Chavez shooting into the Baralt Avenue from the Puente Llaguno Bridge, which was occupied by marchers from the opposition (Couret 504). The film contends that footage from this scene was edited to focus on the gunmen, whereas avoiding the people next to them who were trying to cover themselves from being shot. ...
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