18th September 2018
Jon Alpert’s brilliant documentary on Cuba based on visits across 45 years
Almost finished watching this documentary, Cuba and the Cameraman, which is probably one of the best examples of high quality journalism I’ve seen. A genuine attempt to understand Cuba and its people. In the process, the doco also shows the total mess that socialism creates.
Jon covered some of the same people across these years (including their children) and in parts the documentary tugs at your emotions like no movie can. The story of Cristobal the farmer is endearing at a level I’ve rarely come across.
The people of Cuba are wonderful. Their stupid socialist leaders have let them down.
It is very rare that I recommend anything. This one I strongly recommend. But be patient.