by Mike Wayne & Deirdre O’Neill
Listen To Venezuela (125 minutes) takes the viewer into a contemporary revolution and extraordinary experiment in radical democracy and social justice. In Venezuela, ordinary people have rejected the savage neo-liberal capitalism that has been imposed the world over. In the west, democracy has been drained of any substantive connection with popular power and accountability over the powerful. In Venezuela, the once marginalised majority have become political actors in a story they have reclaimed from the Venezuelan oligarchy, western business interests and political domination from Washington. Listen To Venezuela builds a multi-leveled, visually diverse account of the struggle for social change, a struggle to build a different kind of society where human needs, not profit, are prioritised; a struggle whose outcome has implications for everyone.
A screening of Listen To Venezuela has been organised by Latin America House for Thursday November 24th, 2011, at 7pm. Followed by Q & A with the directors.
Address Latin American House
10 Kingsgate Place
Thanks to Germán for organising this.
Listen To Venezuela was shown to around 23 people at Solidarity Books in Douglas Street, Cork, Republic of Ireland. The film was followed by a really thoughtful discussion afterwards about the revolution. Thanks to our friend Mike for arranging this.
Listen To Venezuela screens at the Really Free School (London), an on-going political/educational forum set up to contest the Coalition government's privatization of education. Time: Friday march 11th, 7.30pm. More details about the Really Free School and the location of the screening can be found at: http://reallyfreeschool.org/