6 November 2003 Edition
Public showing of award winning documentary
At the recent national media awards in Dublin, three journalists from a Galway-based film company won the overall Journalist of the Year Award for their outstanding documentary, Chavez: Inside the Coup. On Thursday 13 November at 8pm in An Taibhdhearc, the people of Galway will have the unique opportunity both to view this film and to listen to one of the award winning filmmakers, Donnacha Ó Briain, speak about the making of the documentary.
Chavez: Inside the Coup, covers a period in April 2002 when an attempt was made to overthrow the democratically-elected President of Venezuela. The film is a brilliant piece of journalism that not only documents in detail the events surrounding the coup attempt, but is also an astonishing portrait of the balance of power in Venezuela. On the one side those rich from many decades of oil revenue, on the other the poor and those within the armed forces who support President Chavez. It also brings to the fore the murky role of the Bush administration in these events.
The event is being organised as a fundraiser for the Galway Alliance Against War, admission will be €5 or €3.
For further information, contact John Cunningham: (091) 521373 or (086) 8343667.