JFK: A President Betrayed

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The Kennedy Administration, the golden days of our American "Camelot", is one of the most written about and popular periods of American history. But there is one profound and moving story still waiting to be told. JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence that reveals how President John F. Kennedy boldly reversed deeply entrenched pro-war government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other "enemies" of the United States. The film raises many questions as to whom his real enemies were. JFK: A President Betrayed offers a poignant look at the 35th president's desperate, solitary struggle to mitigate armed conflict and makes clear the extent to which he risked political capital - and, ultimately, his life - to pull the world back from the brink of war and possible nuclear annihilation. Featuring new, probing interviews with advisors to Kennedy and Khrushchev, JFK: A President Betrayed is a meticulously well-researched portrait of a president who refused the counsel of powerful, hawkish government officials advocating for, among other things, a U.S. nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Instead, Kennedy learned to trust his gut - instincts forged by the considerable suffering he experienced during the Second World War, and tested by the early crises of his administration. (c) Official Site

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  • Nov 22, 2014
    An excellent documentary that examines aspects too often overlooked in JFK's white house, his daring foreign policy. The film shows that not only was Kennedy able to learn from his mistakes, but was looking to transform our relationship to the rest of the world, only to enrage the military industrial complex. That he sought to disengage from Vietnam is undeniable. Now, this film presents evidence of not only his eagerness for a dialogue with the Soviet Union, but also Castro's Cuba.
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