Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Megan Williams, the Director/Producer of Tell Me Cuba sent me the DVD and asked me to have a look at it. We had a brief phone conversation but we did not talk about politics too much so I wasn’t sure which way the film would lean. Of course I was assuming there would be a “leaning” since the subject matter is Cuba. So, I began to watch the DVD with an open mind looking for the leaning.
The documentary leads off with a brief overview of the history of Cuba but the real meat of the documentary comes half way through when old Cuban exiles begin to tell their stories about their earlier lives in Cuba and then the passion for the removal of Fidel Castro… at all costs.
The following people are interviewed or seen in the film
Pedro Fuentes Cid
Hortensia Cuevas de Sorrubbas
Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo
If you know a little about the Cuban exile community, you will recognize some controversial names on that list. The interview with Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo was very uplifting and one cannot help but to wish him well with his methods of engagement with Cuba while one cannot avoid getting chills while watching the interview of the terrorist (yet hero of the old Cuban exile community), Orlando Bosch.
To me this movie illustrates the tired, sad old rhetoric of the hard line Cuban exiles and the likes of Ilena Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz Balart brothers.
Learn more about this unique documentary at TellMeCuba.com
Megan Williams is an independent documentary film producer and the recipient of numerous awards including an Academy Award Nomination, Short Subject Documentary for Language Says It All; and the Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University School of Journalism Award for TVTV’s Lord of the Universe. Williams’ work covers events such as the Democratic and Republican Conventions; the Super Bowl, the Oscars, Bob Dylan’s Hard Rain Concert, HIV/AIDS and childhood deafness. Tell Me Cuba is Williams’ directorial debut.