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April 05, 2011

Improper Conduct (Mauvaise Conduite): Castro's Cuba

Tells the story of 28 Cuban exiles from all walks of life, all victims of their homeland's oppression. Provides a history of Cuba under Fidel Castro's leadership, focusing on the regime's suppression of dissidents and free speech. In addition to speaking with the exiles, the program visits Little Havana in Miami. Although only events up to the mid-1980s are covered, these powerful stories provide a rare personal glimpse into life in Castro's Cuba and the effects of Castro's policies on the Cuban people.

The video was produced a few years before the fall of the Soviet Union. The insight provided here is a snap shot of the lives of those who realized the Castro Revolution was nothing more than a Soviet style occupation by a puppet regime.
From today's perspective: reality overshadows the myth. The myth builders, whoever they may be, are trying to raise Castro to the mythic level of Che Guevara (a tyrant in his own right). Castro at present is the elder statesmen of Cuba. However he will long be remembered as the tyrannical oppressor whose main goal, as it turns out, was to be a thorn in the side of the USA at the expense of the citizens of Cuba. Communist propaganda was used as a baton to beat the citizens down and to inspire hate. This propaganda of oppression is now a successful tool for 21st century politics. ~Mike

Released in 1983

Askwith Media Library 54480-D 112 minutes

Posted by mcmike at April 5, 2011 08:36 AM

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