Here Was Cuba

Here Was Cuba

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.

Official Selections

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Galway Film Fleadh

IFI Stranger Than Fiction

Oaxaca Film Festival

Leeds International Film Festival

Starz Denver Film Festival

Havana International Film Festival


Production Company:

  • John Murray / Siobhán Ward
  • tel: 012875394
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Sales Agent:

  • Journeyman Pictures

Distributor (World):

  • Journeyman Pictures