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EMBARGO is a documentary that chronicles the story of the politics and collusion behind the Cuban embargo; its history, impact and evolution.

EMBARGO documents the journey of an American woman, Jeri Rice, and her quest for truth, beginning with a rare encounter with Cuban President Fidel Castro in 2002, when the Communist leader confesses to her that the utopia he tried to create did not succeed and he had no time to fix it. Rice sets out to find out why her country's unprecedented embargo of Cuba has persisted unabated, long after the Cold War. 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. New insights include the Fulgencio Batista-Richard Nixon-CIA connections; Nixon’s link to the failed Bay of Pig invasion; the behind-the-scenes experiences of Ted Sorensen during the Cuban Missile Crisis; Watergate and more.

The film's compelling truths ultimately weave the threads of an untold history and expose a foreign policy that has failed both countries. Now is a time of change between Cuba and the United States – forward or backward -- and the future of the embargo hangs in the balance. A new Cold War is developing with the threat of nuclear confrontations. EMBARGO’s relevance to today’s political climate is a perfect point to begin a new conversation.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 10.21.17 - 10.22.17
Monica Film Center, 9.08.17 - 9.14.17
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.embarg...
Runtime: 91 min
Language: English

Director: Jeri Rice