Artists' Television Access

Two films on CUBA & VENEZUELA

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Film Series

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7:30 pm, $6


“On the Hillside of the Himalayas”In 2005 Pakistan suffered a devastating earthquake. Over 80,000 people were killed, tens of thousands were injured. In the remote Himalayan mountains, there were no doctors to treat the injured. That is when more than 1,200 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived, from the heroic Henry Reeve Internationalist Brigade, to provide free emergency medical care. This documentary is a moving tribute to the humanitarian ideals of the Cubans and their Revolution. 2006, 36min.

“Venezuela Rising”
As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, the documentary follows her and her compatriots five days before the 2004 popular referendum vote determining whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will continue in office or step down—a referendum initiated by the opposition in another attempt to overthrow the Chavez government. See how the people organize on the grassroots level to keep the Bolivarian revolution in power—a government that the vast majority feel is truly ‘by and for the people’. Hear firsthand from those involved in the ‘Missions’—the health clinics, literacy programs and food distribution centers set up in the most impoverished neighborhoods of Caracas—who see the referendum victory as a victory for all Venezuelans.  2005, 66 min. , Spanish and English subtitles.

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