In a world increasingly less transparent, where the shortcut of populism lurks to endanger democracies, I AM THE PEOPLE: Venezuela Under Populism compels us to ask ourselves if any society, however stable, can be considered invulnerable to a populist irruption and its consequences. Populism isn’t an ideology. It’s a way of governing. I AM THE PEOPLE sets out to expose the skillful mechanisms of authoritarian power in the government initiated by Hugo Chávez and continued by Nicolás Maduro. The film uncovers the emergence of the charismatic leader at a time of crisis, and how ‒supported by soaring oil prices– he paved the way to seize institutions, polarize society, silence the media, and dismantle the production apparatus. All this, on behalf of the people.
I Am the People.
Pragda, 2018.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Alberto Barrera Tyszka, Ana Rosa Torres, Fernando Mires, Loris Zanatta
Originally produced by Pragda in 2018.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Oteyza, Carlos, film director.; Krauze, Enrique, film director.; Barrera Tyszka, Alberto, actor.; Rosa Torres, Ana, actor.; Mires, Fernando, actor.; Zanatta, Loris, actor.
Pragda (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst