Pégale Candela

Alejandra Szeplaki. 2005. Venezuela. vo Spanish. 90’

It's the eighties, “times of peace and class compromise”, and only a handful of young people resist the lethargy and protest, to the extent of paying with their lives for daring to believe in a fairer world. They are times of a social unrest that is strange and therefore incomprehensible to a large part of Venezuelans. Pégale Candela is a historical record of a country that awakens from the Saudi delusion and explodes violently in a process that has been identified as the genesis of contemporary Venezuelan times: the “Caracazo”, 27th of February 1989.