Fidelity: A Documentary Exploring Cuba Without Castro [Video]

January 17, 2013

fidel_castro_1

besyata

Fidelity is a documentrary about Cuba emerging from over 40 years in the shadow of Fidel Castro. The documentary starts off with documentary footage of El Commandante set to the strains of the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”. Subtitled interviews with ordinary Cubans takes place against a  backdrop of ancient cars and crumbling, pockmarked buildings. The juxtaposition makes us realise the extent to which a propaganda machine produces a historical narrative and world view that is accepted by “the masses”.  This is true in Cuba, and in the US, which also manages the flow of information that is readily available to common people. As David Duchovny says on X files “The truth is out there.” It may be hidden and shunted to the margins, but it is out there,

What will happen to Cuba when Castro dies. This documentary was made in 2006. So far, Fidel managed to keep the business of government in the family in the culpable hands of his brother Raul.  Will communism implode in Cuba like it did in Russia and Yugoslavia? Or will it morph into authoritarian capitalism with a communist label as it did in China?

To a large extent, the business of running Cuba is like a three card monty game, in which castro has you watching his left hand while the right hand switches the cards after you have made your pick.

This documentary presents Cuba in the words of its own citizens. One should keep in mind that speaking inconvenient truths in front of rolling cameras in Cuba has its perils. Despite this, it is possible to read between the lines and find the words unspoken that lie within what has been said.

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 × 2 =

Don’t tread on me

Israel don't tread on me

Search

Right to Life

Right to Life

A child draws a picture in Theresienstadt

A child draws a picture in Theresienstadt

The drawing of a child in Theresienstadt "model" concentration camp.

Istrian Flag

Istrian flag

Istrian flag

Archives

nanny state

nanny state

Statistics

Leopold Trepper

Leopold Trepper

Leopold Trepper, who spied for the USSR as part of the Red Orchestra spy group and cost Nazi Germany countless casualties

Contact Us

We can be reached by email at "thewinterriders@gmail.com.

IsraelHolocaustStamp

Israel Shoah stamp

true 7

true 7

IDF-stamp-2

IDF-stamp-2

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

THOU hast made me known to friends whom I knew not. Thou hast given me seats in homes not my own. Thou hast brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger. I am uneasy at heart when I have to leave my accustomed shelter; I forgot that there abides the old in the new, and that there also thou abidest.
Through birth and death, in this world or in others, wherever thou leadest me it is thou, the same, the one companion of my endless life who ever linkest my heart with bonds of joy to the unfamiliar. When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the bliss of the touch of the One in the play of the many.

Rabindranath Tagore (Gitangeli)