Venezuela: DVDs and CDs For Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Llaguno Bridge Keys to a Massacre
Puente Llaguno: Claves de una Masacre
Directed by Angel Palacios
105 mins.
English and Spanish with English subtitles

DVD Description

This documentary features images, testimonies and facts by Cuban filmmaker Angel Palacios relating to the Venezuelan coup d'etat of April 2002. The film unmasks the conspiracies and plots leading up to the so-called massacre at the Llaguno Bridge. Palacios explores how the Venezuelan media  twisted facts and news reality to blame the massacre on President Chávez. This work also shows how the people defended themselves against the Caracas Metropolitan Police who helped execute the attempted coup d'etat.
 
The film runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes and uses never before seen techniques to place the events of April 11, 2002 in their true chronological order.
 
Cost: $15 USD 
 

Venezuela Bolivariana: People and Struggle of the Fourth World War
Venezuela Bolivariana: Pueblo Y Lucha De La IV Guerra Mundial
Directed by Marcelo Andrade Arreaza
76 Mins.
Spanish with English subtitles
 
DVD Description
This documentary examines the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and its links to the world-wide movement against capitalist globalization. The film shows the evolution of the popular movement in Venezuela from the "Caracazo" riots of 1989 to the massive actions that brought revolutionary president Hugo Chavez back to power, 48 hours after a U.S.-led military coup in 2002. The main theme is how the Bolivarian Revolution, thanks to its incredible grassroots and networking power, is a revolution that transcends the national frontiers of Venezuela and contributes with concrete alternatives to the fight against neoliberal capitalism.
 
Cost: $15 USD 

Abajo el Colonialismo...Pachamama Libre!
Cooperativa Calle Y Media Escuela Pachamerikana: Semillas Liberatrias 
26 mins.
Spanish with English subtitles
 
DVD Description
This documentary details the actions of diverse popular movements in Caracas on October 12, 2004, during which they demolished the statue of Christopher Columbus in Plaza Venezuela. This small but historical event opened, with its simplicity, new pathways in the anti-colonial consciousness of the people, and also brought with it controversy that resulted in rich debate. With this action, thousands of discussions are opened on the profound level of colonial acculturation that we as communities have been affected by. The discussion also includes the danger that the Bolivarian Revolution will be institutionalized and robbed by the bureaucracy, negating the peoples' right to collective action and sovereignty. This documentary is the direct voice of the popular struggle for the autonomy and continental rebellion that for centuries has been developing from within Pachamerika. (Translated from Spanish description on DVD) 
 
Cost: $15 USD 

Venezuela Rising
Venezuela Crece
Directed by Jennifer Wager
Spanish with English subtitles
 
DVD Description
As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, the documentary follows her and her compatriots five days before it is to be decided by popular referendum whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will continue in office or step down. The entire nation has been mobilized -- will it be SI -- yes he will be recalled, or NO -- he will remain in office. Most in Venezuela feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake. 
 
Issues of democracy and politics are addressed -- what consitutes a free and fair election -- and is that enough to ensure citizen participation? How are elections the ultimate measure of a thriving democracy? Venezuela Rising gets behind the headlines and into the neighborhoods of Caracas to find out how participatory democracy works on the ground. 
 
Cost: $15 USD 

Primeros Frutos: Nucleos de Desarrollo Endogneo 
First Fruits: Nucleus of Endogenous Development
Directed by Marieva Caguaripano
20 Mins.
Spanish with English subtitles
 
DVD Description
A short film outlining several Nucleui of Endogenous Development (NUDE's), a new model of community development being promoted in Venezuela. Cooperatives create a development project and petition the government for credit and technical support to get the project up and running. Included is Mango de Ocoyta, a NUDE that creates artesian cacao products that is often visited on Global Exchange reality tours.
 
Cost: $15 USD 

Sontizon
"A Cada 11, Le Llega Su 13"
Tiuna el Fuerte
 
Sontizon is a popular Venezuelan band that emerged out of the cultural collective, Tiuna el Fuerte, a nucleo endogeno, or center of endogenous development that organizes and promotes sustainable social and cultural growth from within the community. Tiuna el Fuerte is an urban cultural center promoting music, dance, graffiti art, hip hop and other expression on an urban level, in the area of El Valle, Caracas. They put on many events and musical productions as well. This particular album is an energetic and moving mix of styles, incorporating musical aspects of salsa, bolero, jazz, hip-hop, timba, and lyrical poetry.

 
Purchasing Information
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