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Cuba, 1960 (MIFF 1962)

Director: Gutierrez Alea

Fidel Castro delivers his "Declaration of Havana" to over a million people in the Plaza Civica on September 2, 1960. The gathering began in the afternoon and lasted until dark, and Castro's address proclaimed the ideals and goals of the Revolution. Footage of the Organisation of American States meeting, which Cuba walked out of. is intercut with the gigantic sea of Cubans listening, eating, laughing, as Castro speaks.

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