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Cuba : From Dream to Harsh Reality / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Other author/creatorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title From Dream to Harsh Reality
Contents 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)
Abstract 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 noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 22, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageIn French with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2011.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number58475 Films Media Group

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