Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Documentary Film Will Focus on Venezuelan Revolution

Documentary Film on Venezuela Will Be Screened on Oct. 14 at the University of Maryland at College Park

The second Black Male Initiative Movie Night of the Fall Semester 2008 will be next Tuesday October 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm sharp.

This event will be held in the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

This Event is 100 percent Free! All are welcomed to Attend. Directions and parking information can be found here.
The Featured Film will be Venezuela Rising

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 constitutes 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. Immediately following the film we will be having a panel discussion with: Activist Larry Hale, Banbose Shango, and Marcos Garcia. Audience members will be encouraged to interact with the panel, and one another, during this important panel dialogue. Please come out and bring a friend!

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