Fidelandia: Behind the Curtain Of Cuba’s Revolution
Best Foreign Documentary
When Cuba’s former dictator “ Fulgencio Batista” was overthrown from power by Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries in the late 1950’s. The people of Cuba were promised a better Cuba. They were promised the opportunity to rise to a higher standard of living, but according to many struggling to survive within the population, Fidel Castro failed to deliver his promise, delivering instead a growing stagnation of an aging economy. Fidelandia takes a look at the country’s current culture “post” Fidel’s fifty plus -year reign. The film explores how the youth deal with the influence of Western culture impacting the country by way of tourism, the use of illegal Internet, television, and the rise of unofficial governmental protection in prostitution.