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Title:
Fidel
Author:
Bravo, Estela.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films ; [Toronto] : Mongrel Media, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club.
General Note:
Special features: Estela Bravo profile; comments about Estela Bravo; comments about "Fidel: the untold story"; outtakes; trailer gallery.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
UPC:
720229910705
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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