The Tenth Frontier - Volume 9
Waiting for Fidel (1974) Fifteen years after the Revolution, an unusual trio visit Cuba: Newfoundland-born broadcasting magnate Geoff Stirling, former Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood, and award-winning filmmaker Michael Rubbo. They hope to meet with--and film--Fidel Castro. The three spend their days wainting, coming up with questions to ask Fidel, and meeting Cubans who sing the praises of the revolution. As the days go by and an interview with Fidel is no closer, tension mount--particularly between the cynical, skeptical Stirling and the idealistic Rubbo. Punctuated with the beautiful music of this island nation, Waiting for Fidel is a documentary classic that perfectly captures the mood of its era.
The Tenth Frontier is a 12-part series highlighting 50 years of NFB films from and about Newfoundland and Labrador. From touching personal stories, to portraits of public figures, to windows on ways of life now past, The Tenth Frontier is a treasure of historical films and fresh perspectives.
2000, 59 min 52 s
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