Films / Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?
USA | Documentary Feature | 2012 | 80
Director: Saul Landau
Film source: Cinema Libre Studio
This film chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations. By telling the story of the case of the Cuban Five, Cuban intelligence agents sent to penetrate exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences, it highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed by Washington and then ignored by the very government that launched a “war against terrorism.” Featuring Danny Glover and 84-year old Fidel Castro, it raises and tries to answer the question: What did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment?.
Director Saul Landau is an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. His most widely praised achievements are the forty-plus films he has produced on social, political, historical, and worldwide human rights issues,, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.” In 2008, the Chilean government presented him with the Bernardo O’Higgins Award for his human rights work. Landau has written fourteen books, including a book of poems, My Dad Was Not Hamlet. He received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.