Fidel Castro

About the Show

For the leader of a small Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro had an inordinate impact on the latter half of the 20th century. The controversial, charismatic dictator confounded American presidents from Eisenhower to Bush, while surviving a CIA-backed invasion, countless assassination plots, an economic embargo and even the collapse of his benefactor, the Soviet Union. Unflinching in its approach, this documentary does not shy away from controversy, acknowledging both Castro's accomplishments and his failures.