• Cuba and the Cameraman (2017)

Cuba and the Cameraman

Release Date: 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Life in Cuba over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro. The focus is on three families and their growth and struggle.

Director: Jon Alpert

Genres: Documentary

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Sheri LindenLos Angeles Times

    As a decades-long, ground-level portrait of the country, [Alpert's] vibrant film is unprecedented. show more

  • 80
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    A work of old-school humanism that hovers between pro-Revolutionary fervor and a more objective documentary stance, Cuba and the Cameraman is sustained by the strong bonds of trust which the gregarious Alpert has evidently been able to maintain with Cubans from various echelons of this theoretically classless society. show more

  • 83
    David EhrlichIndieWire

    Cuba and the Cameraman, while essentially a greatest hits collection for Alpert’s career, never feels recycled. It also never feels Frankensteined together. show more

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