Here Was Cuba

Here Was Cuba

  • Director(s): Emer Reynolds, John Murray
  • Producer(s): John Murray, Siobhán Ward
  • Country: Ireland
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 78 min
  • Language: English, Russian, Spanish
  • Format: Video HDCAM
  • Premiere status: None

It is hard to to imagine a time when international conflict had to be resolved over great distances and excruciating suspense, when communication between the world's most powerful leaders depended on the bike courier, telegraphing, and translation services that stood between them. In October 1962, the discovery that Soviet mid-range missiles were being secretly installed in Cuba sent President Kennedy into a strategic panic. With Fidel Castro and a slew of unfortunate military miscalculations complicating an already nail-bitingly cumbersome negotiation process between the White House and President Khrushchev at the Kremlin, the world was teetering on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. Director Emer Reynolds plots a riveting narrative by weaving together never-before-released recordings of President Kennedy's tense advisory sessions, personal recollections with Khrushchev's son, and interviews featuring the statesmen and soldiers who stood "eyeball to eyeball" with the end of the world. SW World Premiere

Director Filmography
  • 2013, The Secret Life of the Shannon
  • 2012, Three Men go to War
  • 2011, Broken Tail
  • 2010, The Eagles Return
  • 2010, A Prayer for the Windhorse
Credits
Cinematographer(s):
Kate McCullough
Editor(s):
Emer Reynolds
Sales Contact
Name
Siobhan Ward
Job Title
Producer
Company
Crossing the Line Productions
Email
siobhanward@ctlfilms.com
Phone
+353 12875394
Website
<a href="http://www.ctlfilms.com" target="_blank">www.ctlfilms.com</a>