Part of BBC 2’s award-winning ‘This World’ strand, ‘Revolution in Ruins’ tells the extraordinary story of Hugo Chavez’s 14-year presidency. A precursor to many of today’s populist leaders, Chavez bypassed traditional media and spoke directly to the people through his weekly live TV show.
Told by many of those who knew him, it is the story of incredible short-term achievements, but also the tragic legacy of his idealism, populism and ruthless pursuit of absolute power. With populist movements increasingly taking power in countries around the world, it is a story that is now more relevant than ever.
Director Ruth Mayer
Producer BBC This World | BBC Studios
Broadcast BBC 2