The Fidel Castro Tapes

Network: PBS and National Geographic International

For some, Cuba’s Fidel Castro was a hero, to others a despot.  Trying to understand Castro has always been tricky business. In this special episode for PBS and National Geographic International, 1895 Films traveled to Cuba to access long-forgotten archival material that details Castro rise to power.  With limited narration and no interviews, this film gives much-needed historical context to Castro’s early days, by using rare images and film footage not broadcast in 50 years… including several interviews with a young Castro speaking in English, a language that in his later years he refused to use.