Rod Stoneman on media role in Venezuela coup

09/21/09 Seán Kinane
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The April 2002 coup that temporarily unseated Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is captured in the film The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

Rod Stoneman is the director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland. He was an executive producer of the Film, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Stoneman’s new book is Chavez: The Revolution will not be televised: a case study of politics and the media. He is in the Tampa Bay area this week for screenings of the film and a discussion of the book.

WMNF spoke with Stoneman this morning and began by asking how the filmmakers found themselves in Venezuela during the 2002 coup.

“… What [Venenzuela is] doing is beginning to re-balance it so that that there’s more voice, or more space for different voices.”

Stoneman is screening the film and speaking about the role of media in the Venezuela coup at this hour at the University of Tampa Reeves Theater and tomorrow at 8pm at New College in Sarasota.

Chavez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: A Case Study of Politics and Media

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