‘Chávez’ (2018)

A look at the ideological origins of Hugo Chávez which led him to challenge Venezuela’s elite ruling class.

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Our weekly documentary curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

To understand recent events in Venezuela, one must first know the story of its mercurial leader Hugo Chavez and how he captured the imagination and hopes of the Venezuelan people. Chávez is a documentary based on the public and political life of the Venezuelan Ex-President from the day of the rebellion he commanded on February 4th, 1992 until his he passed away in March 2013. Aimed primarily to the understanding of international audiences, the documentary presents the ideological origins of Hugo Chávez which led him to challenge the political schemes in Venezuela during the early 90s. His rise to the presidency in 1999, his opponents obstacles leading to the coup d’etat in 2002 which ended with his return to Caracas supported by the low class Venezuelan society. Chávez shows the leader consolidating social projects in Venezuela while portraying the human side of a president who broke the mould.

Run time: 54 min
Produced by: Reel Truth History (2018)