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Victor Huggo Martin
Gael García Bernal
Jose María Yazpik
Dr. Eduardo Chibas
Old Fidel Castro
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Purely propaganda, a work of unabashed hero worship, it is nonetheless -- and likely inadvertently -- a timely and invaluable implicit reminder of the role that U.S. foreign policy has played in the rise of Castro.
It's a refreshing change from the self-interest and paranoia that shape most American representations of Castro.
Has the kitsch appeal of a farm implement on a restaurant wall, or an Andy Warhol Mao poster: Interesting, but not for its original purpose.
Audiences will find no mention of political prisoners or persecutions that might paint the Castro regime in less than saintly tones.
Although Estela Bravo's documentary is cloyingly hagiographic in its portrait of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, it's still a guilty pleasure to watch.
A landmark work that should have viewers across the world reaching for history books to learn not only politically expedient accounts of Fidel's life, but also the real deal.
Bravo reveals the true intent of her film by carefully selecting interview subjects who will construct a portrait of Castro so predominantly charitable it can only be seen as propaganda.
An overview portrait more impressionistic than anything else, hardly psychologically plumbing... Still, leftist politics aside, the film undeniably works on a human level.
Any film that doesn't even in passing mention political prisoners, poverty and the boat loads of people who try to escape the country is less a documentary and more propaganda by way of a valentine sealed with a kiss.
Full of detail about the man and his country, and is well worth seeing.
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