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Waiting for Fidel

Waiting for Fidel

| 57 min

This feature-length documentary from 1974 takes viewers inside Fidel Castro's Cuba. A movie-making threesome hope that Fidel himself will star in their film. The unusual crew consists of former Newfoundland premier Joseph Smallwood, radio and TV owner Geoff Stirling and NFB film director Michael Rubbo. What happens while the crew awaits its star shows a good deal of the new Cuba, and also of the three Canadians who chose to film the island.

  • director
    Michael Rubbo
  • editing
    Michael Rubbo
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
  • location sound
    Jacques Chevigny
  • assistant editor
    John Fricker
  • camera assistant
    Allan Morgan
  • sound editing
    Tiina Soomet
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • producer
    Tom Daly
    Michael Rubbo
  • executive producer
    Colin Low


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