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Fidel
     

Fidel

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Director: Estela Bravo, Vlasta Vrana, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali

Cast: Estela Bravo, Vlasta Vrana, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali

 
American expatriate Estela Bravo's 2002 documentary Fidel comes to DVD from First Run Features. Special features include bonus footage, trailers, photo galleries, and a profile of the director.

Overview

American expatriate Estela Bravo's 2002 documentary Fidel comes to DVD from First Run Features. Special features include bonus footage, trailers, photo galleries, and a profile of the director.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
UPC:
0720229910705
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
21,618

Special Features

Outtakes; Estela Bravo portrait; Trailer gallery; Chapters

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vlasta Vrana Narrator
Fidel Castro Participant
Muhammad Ali Himself
Harry Belafonte Himself
Clark Ramsey HImself
Nelson Mandela HImself
Sydney Pollack HImself

Technical Credits
Estela Bravo Director
Ernesto Bravo Executive Producer
Roberto Chile Cinematographer
Frank Fernandez Score Composer
Davey Franke Editor
David Frankel Editor,Executive Producer
Fermin Gonzalez Editor
Monica Henriquez Editor
Silvia Steven Producer
Peter Tooke Sound/Sound Designer
T. Walker Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Beginnings [10:51]
2. 26th of July [6:41]
3. Rise to Power [8:07]
4. Socialism and the Bay of Pigs [9:17]
5. Kruschev's Missles [7:56]
6. Fidel's Support Abroad [13:13]
7. Cuban Society [6:13]
8. The Special Period [11:45]
9. Fidel in Harlem [8:56]
10. Miami Vs. Havana [7:13]
11. End Credits [1:19]

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Fidel 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have lived in Cuba and Canada with a Cuban wife, and broken bread with 'los campasinos de Cuba' and seen the suffering of the people under the repressive government of Castro. This film does an incredible disservice to the people of this country. For God's sake doesn't anyone realize that Elian Gonzalez was a propaganda tool and if his father had accepted the invitation to stay in the U.S. his family in Cuba would be as good as dead. Of course he's going back and of course people in Cuba are afraid to say anything negative about the regime. Duh! Not one mention of Castro's human rights abuses that are reported by Amnesty International(not exactly a right wing organization.) Trust me there are many more that will surface after Fidel is gone. Shame on you Estela Bravo and the 'celebrities' that appeared in this one sided film
Guest More than 1 year ago
It doesn't matter what they say It's not an open country to everyone to see pardon me lady the truth will come someday it doesn't matter how long it will surface let my people be free
Guest More than 1 year ago
Estela Bravo's ''Fidel: The Untold Story'' is an exquisite offering for those who long to hear the ''other side'' of the Cuban story. It is a great documentary film. Superbly done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Estela Bravo's documentary is enlightening, provocative, powerful. One wonders, though, why it has been the running rule that those in positions of power in the United States imperial hierarchy must be in a perpetual war with the ideals of socialism, social equity, and communalism. Fidel Castro will, I believe, be remembered, when his-story is finally written, as a liberator...a man of the people, for the people, loved by the people--the Cuban-American/anti-Castro lobby in the US notwithstanding. I recommend this title; in fact, it is a must for the revolutionary's library. Get it today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally a film about Fidel made by a film maker who actually knows about Cuba first hand and whose sensitivity and sincerity brings you into intimate conversation with the most influential and intriguing man of our times. Estela Bravo has lived in Cuba for the past several decades and has made a number of films about Cuba as well as other Latin American countries and Africa. Her¿s is the most complete video biography of Fidel available. Unlike Stone¿s ¿Comandante¿, which consists of Fidel answering a series of questions, and other films that I care not to name that are nothing more than sensationalism and lies, this film is like taking a walk at Fidel¿s side. The life of Fidel Castro is placed in the context of World and Cuban history while he himself opens up and invites your understanding.