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News in Review - January 2017 Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

The death of Fidel Castro in late November 2016 had Cubans mourning while expats were celebrating. He was a polarizing figure, larger than life and an enigma. He’s been a long-time friend of Canada thanks to a friendship with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and an arch enemy of America — at least until former U.S. president Barack Obama tried to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Fidel Castro : El hombre detras del mito (Español / Spanish / Espagnol)

Fidel Castro es una figura histórica del siglo XX el "último monstruo sagrado" de la política internacional. Un jefe de Estado tanto odiaba y adorado, pero no deja a nadie indiferente. El carismático líder de una revolución como ningún otro ha enfrentado a diez presidentes de Estados Unidos a la cabeza de Cuba, y un régimen de partido único, comunista, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Castro in the Eyes of His Loved Ones

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 ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Cuba : From Dream To Harsh Reality

A documentary on the dreams and disillusionment created by Fidel Castro's revolution, between the fifties and eighties. The first chapter, The Dream, describes the origins and first years of the dream, up until the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. The second chapter, Wake-up Call, opens with the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and shows growing awareness of the reality of the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:49:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

Doc Zone Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution

This documentary presents a deeply personal account of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-time leader, taken largely from private letters, correspondence, speeches and interviews. Exclusive footage of Castro’s childhood home and his rebel headquarters in the Sierra Maestra Mountains is complimented by classic archive footage, including CBC interviews with Castro when he was the most wanted man in Cuba.
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013