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With the Poor of the Earth

This documentary graphically shows the contradiction between the 80 percent of Venezuelans who live in poverty and the vast potential wealth of that country. The ongoing revolutionary process is examined from its beginnings in the 1980s to first anniversary of the April 2002 coup against the democratically elected government of Hugo Chavez Frias. The role of the U.S. government and the media is also highlighted. Through interviews, music, and footage from across the country, the profound social and economic changes taking place in Venezuela come to life, with emphasis on the participation of Venezuela's millions of poor in the revolutionary process. Directed by Luis Acevedo Fals. 2003. 57 min.

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