As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, IPS will host a film series on the 4th Wednesday of each month featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
Saul Landau, is an Emmy-winning, internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up chronicles half a century of hostile U.S.-Cuba relations. By telling the story of the case of The Cuban Five, intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences, the film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed by Washington, then ignored by the very government that launched a “war against terrorism.”
Landau landed interviews with the leading anti-Castro terrorists, now in their 80s, who recount their deeds often with the blessing of the CIA as well as interviews with Cuban state security officials explaining why they sent the five agents to infiltrate the violent Miami exile groups. Featuring Danny Glover and 84-year old Fidel Castro, the film raises and tries to answer the question: What did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment? Key events are traced including the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis as well as the numerous assassination attempts on Castro’s life.
These screenings are free and open to the public but a suggested $5 donation will be appreciated. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Please note: The location for any particular screening may vary. Please let us know you’re coming by sending an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.