Video: Radiografía de una mentira
You probably have seen the so called documentary The Revolution will not be Televised by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt. Suffice to say, the film lacks any objectivity what so ever, painting a one dimensional portrayal of good versus evil with the opposition in the role of the evil coup mongers and Chávez and his supporters in the role of the noble and heroic victims. As if reality was that simple.
Unfortunately, many people died on that fateful date and, outrageously, Venezuelans still don't know to this day who were the perpetrators of the crimes. Sadly, it is quite possible that we will never know as the government refuses to allow the establishment of an independent Truth Commission that could and should investigate what really happened on April 11, 2002.
Radiografía de una Mentira (X-Ray of a Lie) produced by Thaelman Urgelles and Wolfgang Schalk, could be described as an attempt to dissect the film The Revolution will not be Televised by seeking to uncover, how it uses the tools of propaganda, half truths and even out right lies to present a distorted version of events that fits the film makers own ideological agenda. Click on the video below to watch Radiografía de una Mentira.
X-Ray photograph by P.C. Fauntleroy, licensed under Creative Commons by otisarchive2