(c) 1995 by AB INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS, All Rights Reserved
"CUBANS HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN VICTIMIZED BY CASTRO BUT SADLY BY THE US MEDIA, JUST 90 MILES AWAY FROM REALITY." Producer/Director Agustin Blazquez.
The US media has had the advantage of presenting their perception of what has been going on in Cuba to the American people since Herbert Matthew's article in The New York Times on February 24, 1957. Covering Cuba was born out of the frustration that Cuban Americans feel due to the distorted portrayal of Castro and his revolution by the US media for 39 years and its contribution to and nurturing of Castro's myth. It is long overdue that Cuban Americans are given the chance to tell the American people their side of the story from their point of view, as first hand witnesses and real experts.
Covering Cuba is the testament of 26 well established, credible, eloquent, English-speaking Cuban Americans of various backgrounds, age, gender and race. Among others, Covering Cuba uncovers the false myths of Education and Health Care after 1959 and graphically shows and explains what was there before. Covering Cuba generates awareness and curiosity in the American people by alerting them to information and a point of view habitually not provided by the US media.
Covering Cuba will begin the process in the minds of the viewers of overcoming the one-sided beliefs ingrained by the one-sided reporting of the US media for decades and to invite them to stop, think, consider and reflect on what this diverse group of Cuban Americans are saying. There has been freedom of speech for Castro and his officials in the US media, but not for his victims. Silence has been the rule for decades of violations of human rights. Therefore, the American people ignore the tragedy of Cuba. It is time to change, and Covering Cuba is a beginning.
This is an historical document with over 350 visuals of the Cuban reality It must be owned by institutions and individuals as a way to convey the valuable information it contains at grass-roots level through public and private screenings. Covering Cuba can make a difference - show it to your friends, your sons and daughters and their offspring so they will not forget what Cuba was and how the US media have contributed to covering up the suffering of a betrayed nation that wanted nothing more than to return to a constitutional government with freedom and democracy for all, which is the opposite they got from Castro.
Covering Cuba was previewed at Kennedy Center's American Film Institute on Nov 6, 1995 and was shown six times on local Washington, D.C. cable in Nov/Dec 1995. And it can be yours by simply mailing your check or money order for $55.00 to:
If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to Agustin Blazquez.