Tyrants will rise from my tomb

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Episode number 1 of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
The title of this episode is a quote from Simon Bolivar, the general who liberated South America from its Spanish conquerors over 150 years ago. Bolivar’s victory brought independence, but not necessarily freedom given the virtual epidemic of military dictatorships in South America since Bolivar. Writer and narrator, Jack Pizzey, visits two countries - Bolivia, named after Bolivar and Pinochet’s Chile - to discover why South Americans are prone to dictatorship and asks whether or not Bolivar’s nightmare of tyrants is fading.

Credits

director

Clive Fleury

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:59:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38521

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bolivia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Chile - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Dictators

History → Bolivar, Simon, 1783-1830

History → Dictators

People → Bolivar, Simon, 1783-1830

Places → Bolivia

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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