Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Latin American Film: Castro’s Cuba: Two Views
  • Film
  • 11/4/2007
  • 14:00-15:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Two documentaries representing opposing views of Cuba and Castro. The first film, "Nobody Listened," produced by Nestor Almendras and Jorge Ulla, is largely based on testimonies of imprisonment by Cuban exiles. It includes interviews
with Cubans that had been members of Castro's revolutionary army and/or political advisors in 1959-60. The second film, "The Uncompromising Revolution," by Saul Landau (1988) of the Institute of Policy Studies, was intended to follow up on a film he made of Castro in 1968. While Landau does touch on the human rights abuses and totalitarianism of Castro's government, his film paints a much more positive picture by highlighting Cuba's achievements in health and education. Not rated. 60 minutes.