The Resource Fidel, (electronic resource)

Fidel, (electronic resource)

Label
Fidel
Title
Fidel
Contributor
Subject
Language
spa
Summary
Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, many agree that Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this socialist leader. The documentary Fidel offers a unique opportunity to view the man through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, historians, public figures and close friends, with rare footage from the Cuban State archives. Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Sydney Pollack discuss Fidel as a person, while former and current US government figures including Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel and a former CIA agent offer political and historical perspectives on Castro and the long-standing US embargo against Cuba. Family members and close friends, including Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, offer a window into his rarely seen personal life. Bravo's camera captures Fidel Castro swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela, Ted Turner and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Juxtaposing the personal anecdotal with history of the Cuban revolution and the fight to survive the post-Soviet period, Fidel tells a previously untold story and presents a new view of this compelling figure
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
Credits note
Directed by Estela Bravo
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Alice Walker, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1926-2016
  • 1928-1967
  • 1927-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Guevara, Che
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
Runtime
91
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Documentary
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Fidel, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
|aMWT11043061
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 91 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11043061
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11043061
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Fidel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
|aMWT11043061
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 91 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11043061
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11043061
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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