Friday, June 16, 2006

Big fat lies from "The revolution will not be televised"

So you thought that Farenheit 9-11 was the ultimate pile of bullshit that you would ever seen in your lifetime? Well, not quite if you saw "The revolution will not be televised". Following the genre of "fiction documentary", taking it to a new standard of surrealism, the obscure cinematographers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain did a very fine work on editing and manipulating the images of what really happpened on April 11, 2002 in Venezuela, when Hugo Chavez was couped by THE PEOPLE. Yes, you hear it right.

America has Michael Moron, Venezuela have Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain. Skip this, add that, mix it with some very old images of Chavez when he was popular in 1999... and voila! We have a film that fits like a charm the imagination of wackos like Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moron, Medea benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Chesa Boudin and lately cinamatographer-activist-loser Al Gore (is he making campaign again?). Ahhh those white elite bastards opressing the brown skinned poors of Vene... (where?)! Yes! Doesn't matter what 3rd world country we are taking about or what's the truth behind, this WILL be my cause regardless the REALITY. I need a cause for sucess, to sell books and movies ! Yeeesss!! I want to be famous, I want pictures of me with brown little malnourished kids from whatever country, I want to hug trees!! (kuddos to Daryl Hannah btw, she is supporting a REAL cause and she lives how she preaches). Let them show that I care for the world. Doesn't matter those pesky details called F-A-C-T-S. My cause will be the one of Robin Hood! Even if I have to support a ganster! (Heyyy, don't you know that beeing a ganster is cool these days?)

Read the letter that Thaelman Urgelles/Wolfgang Schalk, producers of "X ray of a lie" wrote to the producers of the "Revolution will not be televised".

Read a detail analysis in english about "Chavez inside the coup"

Or you can watch it BIG here.

My comments to this movie is that it's not too well known internationally (it was made in 2004), and secondly, even though to me was really interesting because of the facts they presented against the propaganda of Bartley and O'Briain's movie, the way this movie was done, more like a presentation, can be very boring to somebody who has no idea what's going in Venezuela.

Thanks to this movie link to US-Venezuela Topics and El gusano de Luz.

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