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Revolution in Ruins: The Hugo Chávez Story (2019)

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This film tells the extraordinary story of Chavez's 14-year presidency. A precursor to many of today's populist leaders, Chavez bypassed traditional media and spoke directly to the people through his weekly live TV show. Told by many of those who knew him, it is the story of incredible short-term achievements in health and education, but also of the tragic legacy of his idealism, populism and ruthless pursuit of absolute power. With populist movements increasingly taking power in countries around the world, it is a story that is now more relevant than ever.

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Critic Reviews for Revolution in Ruins: The Hugo Chávez Story

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"We love you!" shouted smitten supporters in the crowd when the Venezuelan president visited London. As the first part of this excellent documentary showed, you could see why.

March 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] razor-sharp documentary.

March 7, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Deeply depressing. So yes, this may be the last documentary you can face watching right now. But that probably means you should watch it.

March 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Chavez is fascinating, and some who knew him closely are interviewed here.

March 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Ruth Mayer's dash through Venezuela's recent history wasn't a radical piece of film-making, but it worked brilliantly. How quickly a state can fail.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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