The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela & The Venezuela Information...

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela & The Venezuela Information Office present The U.S. Premiere of VENEZUELA RISING a film on the 2004 Referendum Vote to Recall President Chavez



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 25, 2006–

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 7pm

Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachustetts Ave, NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

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.

A discussion with the director and protagonists featured in the documentary will follow the screening. With presidential elections scheduled for December 3 of this year, understanding Venezuela’s electoral system and civic participation is relevant now more than ever.

Space is limited, PLEASE RSVP: (202) 347-8081 x602

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The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela & The Venezuela Information Office present The U.S. Premiere of VENEZUELA RISING a film on the 2004 Referendum Vote to Recall President Chavez