If You See Only One Irish-Made Hugo Chavez Documentary
Dismissed by anti-Chavezites. Regularly shown on Venezuelan telly.
At first, the president’s staff treated the filmmakers with suspicion and made filming difficult. After numerous delays, Bartley and Ó Briain finally got through to Chávez. They calculated that they needed to “press the right buttons” to gain his support, so they presented him with an old edition of the memoirs of [Cork-born] Daniel Florence O’Leary, who had fought alongside Simón Bolívar. Inside, they had written a quote from the Irish socialist playwright Seán O’Casey. Slowly, Bartley and Ó Briain gained their subjects’ trust, “dissolving any self-consciousness as a result of their cameras”.
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Posted on March 7, 2013, in Government, International affairs, Ireland, politics, Protest, USA, Wealth and tagged Chavez, Chavez movie, Hugo Chávez, List of Presidents of Venezuela, Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Simón Bolívar, Twitter, Venezuela. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.