Tuesday, 27 January 2009

10 Years of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (Movimientos/London/5/2/09)

MOVIMIENTOS @ The Salmon & Compass
Thursday 5th February

10 Years of Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution, speakers and discussion + special guest DJs

::: Upstairs

> 7.30pm - Documentary: Puedo Hablar?
"¿Puedo Hablar? / May I Speak?" follows both candidates in the December 2006 Venezuelan elections. The film offers its audience a snapshot portrait of a Venezuelan society at a crossroads; a re-elected president, challenged by a reformed and mounting opposition; a valuable starting block for any debate on current Venezuelan politics. The production team of four journeyed to six different regions of Venezuela, shooting everywhere from the notorious barrios of Caracas to the oil-rich Lake Maracaibo, from a city of five million to an Amazonian pueblo of twenty-three, criss-crossing the country in everything from Chavista motocicletas to dug-out canoes and a private jet.

> 9.00pm - Panel Discussion
Speakers including Jorge Martin from Hands Off Venezuela (HOV) and Matt Willgress from the Venezuela Information Centre (VIC) discuss 10 Years of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian government, the challenges it faces and the way it has been covered in the UK media.
Chaired by Pablo Navarrete (Red Pepper Latin America editor/Movimientos)

> 9.30pm
Exclusive music video screenings from Venezuela’s music scene courtesy of AVILA TV

::: & Music downstairs with Movimientos' resident DJs + special guest from Brazil

Salmon and Compass, 58 Penton Street Angel, N1

7pm-2am / £3 / Donations before 9pm

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