Out of the Box: Looking For Fidel

Oct 11, 2012 6:00PM
Building: Rydal
Room: 101 Rydal

FidelAcademy-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?