[Sust-mar] FIDEL: THE UNTOLD STORY
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Thu Mar 1 21:20:02 EST 2007
FIDEL: THE UNTOLD STORY
7pm, Thursday, March 8
Dalhousie Student Union Building
This documentary by internationally acclaimed director Estella Bravo about
Fidel Castro, covers more than 40 years of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel
Castro is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time.
"Fidel" offers a unique opportunity to view the man through exclusive
interviews with Castro himself, historians, public figures and close
friends, with footage from the Cuban State archives.
Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Sydney Pollack discuss the personality of
the man. Former and current US government figures including Arthur
Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel and a
former CIA agent offer political and historical perspectives on Castro and
the long-standing US embargo against Cuba. Family members and close friends,
including Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, offer a window
into the personal life of Fidel. We see him swimming with bodyguards,
visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela, Ted
Turner and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his
birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club.
Juxtaposing the personal anecdotal with the history of Cuban revolution and
fight to survive the post-Soviet period, "Fidel" tells a previously untold
story and presents a new view of this powerful and compelling figure.
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