Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award
Embargo chronicles the story of the politics and collusion behind the Cuban embargo; its history, impact and evolution. Along with information from recently declassified documents and original interviews with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Sergei Khrushchev, Ted Sorensen, and Lucie Arnaz—among others—an unprecedented array of historical political, social and cultural perspectives are revealed dating back before the 1959 Cuban revolution that catapulted Castro to power, and led to the failed CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis.
The film’s compelling truths ultimately link the threads of an untold history and become the film’s core advocacy to end the embargo that has failed both countries and their people and looks to a future of rebuilding diplomatic and economic relations.
This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Florida Focus Film Category.
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Director: Jeri Rice
Screenwriter: Jeri Rice, Mark Monroe
Music: Original Score, Kully B and Guzzy G
Cinematographer: Todd Sali
Editor: Zack Gouz, Danny Daneau, Rajeana Price