Looking For Fidel

Categories: Documentary, Politics
57min | 2004
Academy-Award® winning director, Oliver Stone delivers a candid, in-depth conversation with one of the most controversial world leaders of our time, Fidel Castro. Stone challenges Castro to explain actions following the execution of three political dissidents who attempted to hijack a ferry to the United States in April 2003. Castro's response and his actions were condemned worldwide, further isolating Cuba. Stone was given unprecedented access, interviewing not only Castro, but many of the prisoners, their wives, leading dissidents and human rights advocates -- all of whom express their views forcefully in the emotionally charged environment of Cuba today.

Whether or not you accept Castro´s world view, Stone´s tough but fair portrait helps to illuminate Cuba's unique and complicated place in the world. Is Castro a moral leader defending his small island against a superpower or is he an ironfisted tyrant who tolerates no criticism? Or is the truth somewhere in between? Stone seeks to answer these questions in LOOKING FOR FIDEL

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Mark Swearingen
Mark Swearingen
August 20, 2014
D
Not fair, extreme bias in favour of same type dictator, which if he were in USA , they'd be all over the streets in anger protest about civil freedom being limited! Do Libs ever break out of Hypocrisy? Why not go live and do ones regular life there!
Omar Bond
Omar Bond
July 22, 2014
A+
Long live The Revolution!
Romy Dy
Romy Dy
July 19, 2014
B+
This is truly a fitting documentary about Cuba, the Cubans, and its apparently Leader for Life Cuban President Fidel Castro. This interview by Oliver Stone allowed us to see deeper into Castro's controversial relationship with the Western world, especially the United States of America, which many American political leaders considered Castro a dictator and a tyrant. Oh is he? Let us hear his side of the issues hurled at him by Stone. A truly informative and thought provoking journalistic work!
Eve C
Eve C
July 6, 2014
A
Eric Reygers
Eric Reygers
February 6, 2014
A+
Jonathan Belanger
Jonathan Belanger
November 18, 2013
A
Christina Campagnola
Christina Campagnola
November 14, 2013
B+
Gadea
Gadea
November 8, 2013
I loved Oliver Stone's, Looking For Fidel. Fidel, Great, courageous man.
Vanessa McEnery
Vanessa McEnery
October 28, 2013
A
Theresa
Theresa
September 14, 2013
A