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Fidel (2001)





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Fidel Castro is one of the world's best known and most recognizable political leaders, but he is also among the most mysterious. While Castro became a household name after overthrowing the rule of Fulgenico Batista and became the head of Cuba's new socialist government, little is known of his private life or the man behind the façade of his shaggy beard and omnipresent cigar. Fidel is a documentary by filmmaker Estela Bravo, who combines vintage newsreel footage with exclusive recent interviews which offer an insight into both Castro the leader, struggling to face the political and economic realities of the post-Soviet global environment, and Castro the man, as he tours his childhood home, goes swimming, and visits with his friends. Fidel also includes interviews with people who know or have met Castro, including Nelson Mandela, Muhammed Ali, Harry Belafonte, Alice Walker, Ted Turner, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Art House & International , Documentary
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Vlasta Vrana
as Narrator
Clark Ramsey
as Himself
Nelson Mandela
as Himself
Muhammad Ali
as Himself
Sydney Pollack
as Himself
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This documentary gives the American people a different view from the stories that the Cuban exiles tell. It shows a sympathetic Fidel that is now old, but still struggling in defending his belief is Socialism (it is never mentioned communism) and fighting the unfair US-Cuba embargo.

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