I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition
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One of the most deliriously beautiful films ever made. - --Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
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When you say you know nothing about Cuba's history, and then dismiss "I Am Cuba" as propaganda, you are displaying both your own ignorance and the success of the American propaganda machine in conditioning Americans to accept simplistic answers to complex questions.
"I Am Cuba" is a beautiful film, and makes no attempt to portray itself as even-handed. The assumption is that we already know what the white Cuban elite wants us to know. This is explicitly the story of those the elite would prefer to pretend do not exist.
Having lived overseas, I'm sorry to say the grotesque images of American businessmen and the arrogant debauchery of sailors on leave in a 3rd World country are depressingly accurate, especially for the time depicted. And exactly whom do we think is fueling the international child sex trade today, if not wealthy Americans "on vacation"?
Cuba and the USA have a long and tortured history. Cuba's white elite sought to atrtach Cuba to the US prior to our Civil War, so as to perpetuate slavery on their sugar plantations. That same elite allowed the US to assume control over Cuba after the Spanish-American War, when the Platt Ammendment gave the US government extraordinary control over Cuba's internal politics as well as foriegn policy. No good could come of all those "coloreds" having democracy, certainly not a few nautical miles away from our "coloreds"! Later, we changed our minds: the problem with the poor isn't that they're black, it's that they're Communist sympathizers.Read more ›
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Wow...one of the most amazing movies EVER! If you love cinematography, you MUST see this film - it is mesmerizing! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Corry Hughes
OK, it's propaganda, but it's cinematically brilliant, inventive, influential. Important to the history of cinema.Published 11 months ago by Rebstudio
DISTURBING TO SAY THE LEAST. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW HARD LIFE IS FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA. HELEN I. LENTIPublished 12 months ago by Helen I. Lenti
I thought it was "old Cuba" before communism this was put together by communist and Russian involvement so it was not what I was looking to buy.Published 14 months ago by Laura
This is a FANTASTIC movie. It features, i believe, the longest uncut scene of any movie ever made. Really shows how pre-Castro Cuba was. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Young
Besides a very satisfactory scan of the original film, "Soy Cuba", the background material contained together in the box and within "The Soviet Mammoth"- the making of "I am Cuba"... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mark Bender
Had hoped to use for my students in my Spanish classes, but there is a need to explain too much of the history to explain what is going on in the films.Published on January 7, 2014 by AliyaD
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