Benson Stein | Chicago Reader

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Re: “I Am Cuba

Interesting that Rosenbaum describes it as "a delirious 141-minute communist propaganda epic." This film perhaps was intended as propaganda, and arguably it is propaganda; However, one cannot dispute that the types of abuses portrayed in the film, were normal, routine and commonplace in that era.
Which makes for an interesting question- Can propaganda be based on actual truth? Or can it be based upon the accurate portrayals of events or historical conditions? Can Truth = Propaganda?

Propaganda is usually based on lies, non-truths, half-truths, or the misrepresentation of historical events, facts or conditions. This film however is spot on insofar as its depictions of life in Cuba during those years pre-revolution years.

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Posted by Benson Stein on 08/25/2013 at 12:04 PM

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