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A Secret Life with Fidel
Running Time: 82 minutes
Cast: Gino Done, Fidel Castro, Emma Castro Ruz, Che Guevara...
Showtime: Friday, March 23, 2007 @ 07:30 PM
Director: Enrico Coletti
Description: Cuba during the Castro revolution, as seen through the eyes of the Venetian partisan Gino Done, who after having collaborated with the Anglo-American forces in the second world war on the Piave river front, by some strange fluke of fate, also fought alongside Castro and Che in the Cuban revolution of '56.
The documentary contains the first ever interview with Emma Castro Ruz, Fidel's sister, then testimonies by the protagonists of the Revolucion who with Gino shared a historical moment which has conditioned South America.
Gino made a name for himself and took part, with the 82 heroes, in the landing in Cuba of the motorboat Granma. He was the one who, after returning from his clandestine life in Mexico where he was acting as courier for Castro, saved Che Guevara at Alegria del Pio, when he'd got lost among the mangroves and the mud. Gino left Cuba before the "barbudos" entered into Havana. He had fled to America, wanted by the armed forces of the dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was later deposed. He returned years later, to be welcomed by the guard of honour of a country where he is still regarded as a true hero.
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