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In 1974, a group of extraordinary men take an extraordinary trip to Cuba. They include Joey Smallwood, the former socialist premier of Newfoundland; Geoff Stirling, the Newfoundland-born broadcasting magnate; and Michael Rubbo, the award-winning Australian-Canadian filmmaker. The men wind up in a strange limbo, waiting days on end to meet with Fidel Castro. Their wait itself becomes the subject of the film, as the men embark on a wide-ranging, often humorous, and powerfully compelling dialogue on Cuba, Canada, socialism, capitalism, and many other issues. Brilliantly executed, and punctuated with wonderful Cuban music, Waiting for Fidel is a documentary classic. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Michael Rubbo---Canada---1974---58 mins.