A La Calle is a powerful documentary that offers crucial insights into the violence that has engulfed the country when President Nicolás Maduro unleashed a brutal crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition movement which challenged the legitimacy of his Presidency. With the country’s economy in free fall, the country is on the brink of collapse with chronic shortages of basic necessities like medicine, water and electricity, widespread food insecurity, child malnutrition, and gross violations on human and civil rights, resulting in millions of Venezuelans fleeing the country. The film captures the remarkable courage of the Venezuelan people as they unite to restore liberty to their country.
While more than half of Americans believe that Venezuela is important to the national and economic security of the US (56%), only one out of four Americans are familiar with the ongoing crisis (26%). The impact campaign for A La Calle
will help educate audiences in the US about the current situation and offer opportunities for public engagement through
• Those responsible for egregious abuses committed in Venezuela must be held to account. Given the lack of judicial independence in Venezuela, justice abroad is key for victims to see their perpetrators brought to justice.
• More apolitical humanitarian aid must reach the country and there needs to be a large scale, UN led humanitarian response funded by likeminded governments concerned about the human rights and humanitarian situation in Venezuela. Venezuela’s health system has collapsed, 1 in 4 Venezuelan homes and over 70% of hospitals have intermittent access to water, many Venezuelan households are food insecure, and child malnutrition is a growing concern.
• The Maduro regime has severely undermined freedom of expression and continues to crack down on independent journalists, doctors, protesters, and human rights defenders who dare expose the reality on the ground. Access to reliable information is increasingly difficult and further undermined by constant electricity cuts that make it harder for average Venezuelans to charge their phones and have access to the Internet, a key source of information for many.