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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary

Fidel Castro, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, was one of the most visible and polarizing figures of the latter half of the 20th century – a symbol of Third World revolution for some, an oppressive dictator for others. But behind the image and fiery speeches, who really was this man who survived over 600 assassination attempts? That’s what we find out in this compelling documentary, where people close to him reveal how he experienced key moments in his career, from the early days of the revolution, through the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the moment he signed his provisional resignation in front of the camera of filmmaker Roberto Chile. They also give us a glimpse of what Castro is like in private – his convictions, his doubts, his family life, and his extraordinary charm.

  • 2015
  • 00:52:25
  • 13-14

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