Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Justin was telling me about this documentary called The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. It's about the coup that briefly overthrew Hugo Chavez back in 2002, and the media's involvement in the whole thing.
I just watched it, and it was excellent. It displays how the corporate media in both the United States and abroad controls and manipulates what people see in a completely new and interesting way. It came out in 2003, so it's probably old news for some people, but it's still both relevant and amazing.
I highly recommend it.

Entire film on Google Video.
Torrent.
Buy it.

2 comments:

Justin CF said...

Another great documentary about US imperialism is "The War on Democracy". You can watch it here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3739500579629840148

The first huge chunk of the film focuses on the same material as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (it even uses some of the same footage), but then it looks at a wider array of places that we've been fucking with over the years, and strings it all together pretty nicely.

It's definitely worth watching, even if you decide to skip over the beginning.

Justin CF said...

Also, here's "The Yes Men": http://freedocumentaries.org/film.php?id=92