Waiting for Fidel

« Return to film

Poster: Waiting for Fidel

Checking for rights for your region

We are currently verifying whether this film is available for download in your region.

This may take a few minutes.

We're sorry.

From your IP address, we can tell you're in .

Unfortunately, this film is not available for download in your region.

We're sorry.

The service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later.

We're sorry.

Home and Classroom use 1

Institutional licence 2

Synopsis

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.

Terms of use

1 You may download this film for private, personal, library or classroom use only. Public screenings and institutional (non-educational institutions) use are not permitted. Download films in the language of your choice, in standard or high definition. (Please note that bonus material, chapters, closed captioning and subtitles are not features of DTO films.) You can copy each file up to five times, onto various devices. DTO films cannot be hosted on a streaming server, to add DTO films to an institutional or educational streaming server, simply contact a sales agent to discuss pricing.
2 Institutional prices include the rights to screen this film in institutional settings and in free public screenings.