Venezuela : the making of a government

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Date
1963
Summary
Records highlights of the emergence of democratic government in Venezuela. Shows that the Venezuelan election of December 2 1963, allowed for the first transfer of office from one democratic administration to another in that nation's history. The film documents numerous national problems and aspects of the political campaign. Factors included for examination are the importance of the military, the terrorists' campaign to prevent the election, and the problems of illiteracy and poverty. Refers to the large political setting of Venezuela within Latin American history. Shows the failure of the Cuban-backed terror campaign to keep the people from voting. Includes interviews with Past-President Betancourt and President-Elect Leoni.
Contributors
Paul Kaufman; Maggie Weil; Gilbert Altschul Productions, Inc.; Andy Costikyan; Jay Kaufman; Richard Girvin; John Reese; Juan Monclus; Abigael Rojas; Bruce Colling; Len Slaton; George Demetriou, Ph.D., Operations and Policy Research, Inc.; Gilbert Altschul
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Documentary; Political
Subjects
Democracy; Venezuela--Politics and government; Venezuela--Politics and government--1958-1974
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States

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