||From Dream to Harsh Reality
||The Mariel Boatlift (2:28) -- Cuban Civic Leader (1:27) -- Revolutionary Image (1:37) -- Revolutionary Culture (1:12) -- Revolutionary Ideals (1:48) -- Cuban Revolution (2:16) -- Socializing Cuba (1:34) -- Raising Social Standards (1:35) -- Cuban-Quebec Friendship (3:59) -- Revolutionary Justice (3:03) -- Bay of Pigs Invasion (2:27) -- Cuban Missile Crisis (2:50) -- Cuban Repression (3:04) -- Food and Material Shortages (2:53) -- Mariel Exodus (3:53) -- Revolutionary Protests (2:22) -- Evidence of Regime Flaws (2:32) -- Revolution Turning Point (2:25) -- Castro's Failure (1:52) -- Leaving Cuba (3:03) -- Credits: Cuba: From Dream to Harsh Reality (0:37)
||This film explores the dreams and disillusionment created by Fidel Castro's revolution between the 1950s and 1980s. Learn about optimism during the first years of social reforms, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the regime's gradual repression that lead to a mass exodus from Mariel Harbor in 1980. A tiny communist bastion holding out against its giant U.S. neighbor, Cuba long fired the imaginations of many, but the dark sides of Russia's Cold War ally have since come to light.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 22, 2014.|
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||In French with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2011.|
|Publisher number||58475 Films Media Group|