HERE WAS CUBA tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro & Khrushchev and reveals how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again.
With nuclear brinkmanship high on the international agenda today, the events of October 1962 hold invaluable lessons for a generation too young to remember just how close we came to the end.
Galway Film Fleadh
IFI Stranger Than Fiction
Oaxaca Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
Starz Denver Film Festival
Havana International Film Festival