Class displacement in
"... eminently fair and realistic
Jack E. Anderson, Miami Herald
"Neither the Cuban nor U.S.
... influenced the film. ... students evenly divided about whether it
pro or anti - Castro...one of the best films available"
Jane M. Loy, History Dept., Univ. of Mass.
EXILE: (Identity concealed) An
living in the
REVOLUTIONARY: Jose Garcia Nicolas
Francisco Consuegra Salgado
In 1963 & 1964
Carl Cohen became the first US filmmaker authorized by both the US
Dept. & Cuban Foreign Ministry to film the daily lives of middle
lower economic class Cubans. Returning to the US he interviewed
upper economic class exile who, his aged parents remaining in Cuba,
anonymity. The film's production had to overcome obstacles such
Eastman Kodak's selling the Producer 10,000 feet of defective raw stock
& the loss of the work print from an insured Railway Express
Its 1965 screening as "Three
Faces of Cuba" on over 100 National Educational TV (NET) affiliated
stations led to violent protests by anti-Castro exiles, hearings before
federal agencies, & non-inclusion by the NET in the usual
of its programs to the schools. Despite having permits from both
the State & Treasury Depts., Cohen's tax returns from 1963 through
1971 were audited by the Internal Revenue Service; which revealed no
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) files released in 1975 indicate
CIA influence in NET's refusal to distribute the film. Despite
FOIA requests the Internal Revenue Service claims it has no internal
or records as to who ordered the five tax audits.
CUBANS provides one of the best
documentations of the early effects of Castro's revolution on the
of History, Latin American Affairs, Social Psychology,
Relations, Sociology, Political Science, Communism.
& Direct Screening
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