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I am Cuba, April 8 2001
I am Cuba. I am Cuba. I am Cuba. These words echo during the movie of the same name. Who exactly is Cuba though? The answer is easy. The farmers, the students, the foreigners, the goverment, the rebels, the children, the land, and the ideas, they are Cuba. The movie, which occurred during the revolution of Castro examines all of the aspects of Cuba at the time. It looked at rich and poor people and connected the two groups. The poor prostitutes connected with the businessmen of the United States. The poor farmer connected with the rich fruit companies, and the students with, with the government. I liked the movie, but it seemed to me that there was only one side to it. I am Cuba was more a movie of propaganda than pleasure. All americans were bad and the Batista government was horrible, but the prositutes, the rebels, and followers of Castro were the victims. A person today needs to question the truthfulness of the movie when many people try to leave the Cuba of Castro for a better live in the United States. One other problem that I have with I am Cuba was with the dubbing. The russian was complicated and at times I did not understand what exactly the narrator was saying. There is too much happening with the words of the movie and I think that it would have been better if the languages had been limited. I found I am Cuba to do a good job of showing the ideas of the people of the country at the time, but I did not actually believe all parts of the movie. I feel sorry for the lack of freedom of the people of Cuba during the time. No person should live like this, but I do not believe that if Castro was the leader of Cuba the conditions would have been better. Remember, Castro, became and is today enemy number one of his people and the world.