Fidel Castro, 1926-2016
Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016, aged 90. Cuba’s
revolutionary leader 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?
Curio.ca features two documentaries on Castro.
Fidel Castro: A Life of
Revolution presents a deeply personal account of Castro, 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.
In Castro in the Eyes of His
Loved Ones, 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. They also give a
glimpse of what Castro was like in private – his convictions, his doubts, his
family life and his extraordinary charm.
Watch Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution | Watch Castro in the Eyes of His