The Fidel Castro Tapes
Airs Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, November 13, 2015
Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Marcelo Montecino
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. "The Fidel Castro Tapes" chronicles the Cuban leader's ability to maintain control through ongoing tumult in his country, and in his dealings with the United States and the rest of the world.
"The Fidel Castro Tapes" is a film that takes viewers on a journey like none other. This program uses only news and documentary footage -- past and present -- to detail the life and times of one of the most controversial political figures of the 20th Century. In addition, the program features footage obtained from several Cuban archives.
There is minimal narration in this film and no interviews. Instead, "The Fidel Castro Tapes" relies on the words of journalists who covered the major events in Castro's life to tell the story. It is a unique approach, one that gives the viewer a chance to experience the life and times of Cuba's leader as if they were actually living through them.
"The Fidel Castro Tapes" was produced and directed by Tom Jennings.
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