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Sunday, September 25 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
FINDING FIDEL: THE JOURNEY OF ERIK DURSCHMIED

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Finding Fidel tells the remarkable story of a young cameraman's 1958 journey to Cuba's Sierra Maestra mountains, to interview the little known rebel leader. A month later, Castro's band of fighters rolled victoriously into Havana. The Revolution was won, and Erik Durschmied's exclusive interview introduced the world to the charismatic new Cuban leader. "There is no Communism or Marxism in our idea,"Fidel insists. "Our political philosophy is representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy."Durschmied's scoop launched his 30 year career as one of the top war cameramen in the world, from Vietnam to the Congo, Afghanistan and Iraq. On the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution, Durschmied returns to Cuba on a journey back to Castro's guerrilla camp in the mountains. He arrives shortly after an ailing Fidel has handed power over to his brother Raul, and finds an island waiting for change. Award winning filmmaker Bay Weyman interweaves the rarely-seen interview of the young Fidel, with Durschmeid's reflections on the lost promise of Castro's Revolution, creating a compelling narrative that explores the hinge of fate, the vagaries of history, and the power of media in both men's lives. But Finding Fidel is at it's heart a personal journey. As his Cuban travels unfold Durschmied also considers his own life, reflecting on the significance and the burden of his career as he returns in an emotional full circle to where it all began. The journey of Erik Durschmied. What's 50 years in a man's life?


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178