Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Unpublished interview with Fidel Castro to be screened in Cuba

An interview with Fidel Castro on the eve of his entry into Havana after the triumph of the Revolution, which remained forgotten for more than 50 years, was found by Cuban filmmaker Rebeca Chávez.

This unpublihed material will be screened during the 33 International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in the noncompetitive section "Hecho en Cuba", to be held in Havana from December 1 to 11, 2011.

Rebeca entitled the documentary "El día más largo" (The longest day), after she found the material in the film archives of the Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT).

The 20 minutes long documentary "El día más largo," was produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) and contains the original dialogue, recorded on January 4, 1959 in the airport of Camaguey, between Fidel and a journalist from the former CMQ Radio and Television Channel in that city.

At that time, the Commander in Chief of the Rebel Army was heading to Havana to lead the Caravan of Victoria and decided to stay there for a while to rest.

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