[REVIEW] Netflix's captivating documentary, Cuba and the Cameraman
94 days ago
Powerful. Captivating. Heartwarming. Emotional. Spectacular.
When I watched this I I had the same emotional connection I felt when watching Searching For Sugar Man for the first time.
My favourite storyline from this documentary is obviously the relationship he shared with Cristobal, Gregorio, and Angel. Their spirit is an absolute testament to moving forward under any circumstances. You get so invested in their story and each time Jon goes back to visit you're left with this deep curiosity and fear (no spoilers here).
A close second is the relationship Alpert shared with Castro. I think some of the most magnificent scenes are the behind-the-scenes interactions between Jon Alpert and Fidel Castro. Castro's cigar-smoking charisma and compassion for Alpert left me wanting to see more all the time.
The story of how Alpert got Castro's attention both at the start and the end of their relationship is so beautiful.
A superb look into The Revolution, Cuba's charm, and the impact the fall of the Soviet Union had on the country.
Also, the soundtrack has me listening to the Music Of Cuba ever since.
According to Wikipedia, Cuba and the Cameraman is a 2017 American documentary film written, directed and co-produced by Jon Alpert. The film is a Netflix Original and was first shown at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. The film shows Cuba over a course of 45 years through the lens of Jon Alpert.
According to IMDb, Cuba and the Cameraman follows life in Cuba for three struggling families over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro.
Watch the trailer below and be sure to check it out on Netflix...