Screening of 'Inside the Revolution: A journey into the heart of Venezuela' – 26 Oct 2010

Tipping Point Film Fund and (an independent website covering Latin America related issues such as politics, media and culture) will jointly host an evening of Latin American music and a screening of Pablo Navarrete’s 2009 documentary ‘Inside the revolution: A journey into the heart of Venezuela’ on Tuesday 26 October at 7pm at the Inn on the Green in Ladbroke Grove.

“…a rare film about Venezuela, a country in extraordinary transition. Watch this film because it is honest and fair and respectful of those who want to be told the truth about an epic attempt, flaws and all, to claim back the humanity of ordinary people.”
– John Pilger (Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker).

Starts at 7pm – Filmed in Caracas in November 2008, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Chavez’s controversial presidency, this feature-length documentary takes a journey into the heart of Venezuela’s revolution to listen to the voices of the people driving the process forward. The film traces the recent history of Venezuela, before and after the election of Hugo Chavez to the presidency, using archive material and interviews with Venezuelans living in the barrios of Caracas who are involved in community and social movements. The achievements and challenges facing the Bolivarian process are put into context by means of interviews with leading Venezuelan social scientists Edgardo Lander and Javier Biardeau, as well as the Canadian economist Michael Lebowitz, who currently lives in Venezuela.

Discussion – after the screening there will be discussion with the director, Pablo Navarrete, exploring the Venezuelan experience in particular, and also the wider topic of how the South American political landscape compares and contrasts with a Pan African one. Joining the director will be Firoze Manji -a Kenyan activist with more than 30 years experience in international development and human rights. He is also founder and executive director of Fahamu as well as founder and editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News, an open-access, pan-African email and online newsletter for social justice.

Music from 9pm –  Movimientos‘ DJ Arias joins acclaimed Afro-Venezuelan percussionist, William Cumberbache, to DJ classic and contemporary Latin and African music until 11pm. For those not attending the film screening there will be music selected by Alborada &  Movimientos in the bar from 6-9pm.

Tickets – The evening costs just £5 (£3 conc) but is free to TPFF regular givers and annual donors of more than £60.

Getting there – The Inn on the Green is located at 3-5 Thorpe Close W10 5XL, under the Westway flyover and above the Portobello Green Fitness Club. Thorpe Close runs between Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road. For a streetmap click here. It is less than a three minute walk from Ladbroke Grove station.

The nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove on the Hammersmith & City line.

Buses to Ladbroke Grove include 52, 452, 23, 7, 70, 295, 316, 228