Watched it & loved it. The 3 brothers & 1 sister especially brought me joy. As did Castro's bedside reading material. It's incredible the amount of access the filmmaker was given.
Stupid that Trump wants to shut Cuba down again for American tours, we need to get over the past.
Hopefully one day I'll get to go and see all the cultural riches.
But the people love Fidel. It’s real and sincere. Things had to be shaken up as the disparity between the rich & poor was obscene It will be interesting to see where the country goes after Rual.
GO TO CUBA:Do not believe the propaganda. Visit as soon as you can!
MY CUBA VISIT:Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful country that is slowly but surely getting its bearings back after the devastation and hunger of the 90s.
I have never met such beautiful hearted people in my travels as the Cuban people. They were genuinely kind, humble and sweet as can be. The food was delicious at every restaurant we tried, some tourist traps and some off-the -beaten path.
There was Wi-Fi in public spots. A local let me borrow their charger so that I could take more photos!!
You see all kinds of cars there, not just classic cars. This country is more than its automobile.
I felt VERY safe! After a Cuban all-stars concert that let out after midnight, we rode a bike taxi back in the streets of Havana and it was super safe. A lot safer than here in Los Angeles!
GREAT DOCUMENTARY!It grips your heart on several levels. The 3 brothers, I wanted to hug each and every one of them. I think the film gave a somewhat romanticized picture of Fidel though. Censorship, state control of the press and the quieting of internal dissent is lightly touched on. People making $30 a month even with free medical, education is not something to applaud, but I found myself being charmed by this depiction and surprisingly wistful when his end came and then had to make myself snap out of it!
Again go to Cuba! I hope to visit again very soon!
I haven't seen this documentary yet. The only view of Cuba I had was from Guantanamo Bay in the 80's; it was way before it was turned into America's Gulag.
Just got back from Cuba. Safe as no one can own guns. Even the police have to turn in their guns at the end of their shifts. People were friendly, food was good and plentiful. As a previous comment states, these people have learned to live without waste. There were lots of tourists there from around the world. I would encourage everyone to visit. It’s inexpensive
Ellen, I have been watching this on Netflix all this week. It is insightful— and bittersweet. Seeing the country through such a long lens over decades is unique. Watching Fidel age and lose his hearing and patience— not something you would expect to see. The three elderly brothers— heart breaking.
I saw it today. As someone who has been to Cuba many times and lived there thou not Cuban, John was once again full of himself. He left out a lot. I did enjoy seeing Cuba. I always do snd Fidel- well what can one say- hexwas very smart. There is no homelessness in Cuba and there arent 2500 children under the age of 5 jn shelters as there are on NYC. We need to get rid of capitalism. Socialism is such that: education is free, food is rationed so thatbALL are fed, women with problem pregnancies go into specialized maternity hospitals for special care, rent is based on income, health care is FAR superior as is education. Im an educator so I know. The important needs of people are taken care of.
Lucky for me I have dual citizenship and have the freedom to travel the world with out limitations, Cuba has great people and the gabacho embargo is only to make those people suffer
Are they gonna show the people in jail because of their opinion ? Or the sick and starving men women and children ? People die in the water trying to get away from this place !