A thrilling insight into the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, charting the last seven months in the run up to the April 2002 coup d'etat against him and his dramatic return to power some 48 hours later. Never has such a range of footage of Chavez, the new icon of the left and the thorn in the side of the US Administration, been assembled in one documentary. "...the best Television programme in the world this year...a wonderful story, brilliantly told."
2003 Banff Rockie Awards
Banff Jury President Trina McQueen "A superior example of fearless filmmakers in exactly the right place at the right time...sequences spark with a vibrant tension and uncertainty. It's true cinema veritee"
www.variety.com "... undoubtedly one of the finest pieces of journalism within living memory"
Sunday Independent Global Television Grand Prize, BANFF Festival 2003
Best Programme in the Information and Current Affairs Category, BANFF Festival 2003
Jury Award, Malaga International Film Festival Spain 2003
Needle Award, Seattle Film Festival, USA
Le Prix George du Beau Regard International, FID Marseilles Film Festival, France
Best Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh
1st Prize, 3 Continents Film Festival South Africa