Cuban Without Fidel Castro Analysis

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Fidel Castro is often perceived as Cuba’s liberator while others may his way of ruling harsh. After Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 after the defeat of Batista, there was hope for change in Cuba. Castro ultimately declared Cuba a communist country and offered equality for everyone. Under his rule, education and health care advanced in Cuba. However, due to his communist idealism, he opposed capitalism and did not allow Cuban citizens to make their own profit. The amount of land that a person owned was limited along with an individual’s income (Fidel Castro). In addition to this, Castro’s way of ruling was extremely harsh. He incarcerated or eliminated anyone who rebelled against the government. However, in 2008, Raul Castro became president since Fidel Castro was ill. One may have expected Raul Castro to…show more content…
This film is not propaganda to a certain extent, since it gives the testimonies of those who are struggling and succeeding in the country. For example, the film attempts to give the viewer a perspective of what it is like to live in Cuba when you are not rich and are require to work hard for a living. Also, in the film there was a protest done by a group of six women demanding human rights and claiming they do not want a dictatorship any longer. This occurred close to the city of Santa Clara, where Che Guevara is heavily idolized. This is extremely significant because it demonstrates how not everyone in Cuba was satisfied Fidel Castro’s form of ruling. It gave a clear insight of the oppression that some individuals feel and how they want change. Even though it is not propaganda in terms of giving an insight of how Cuban citizens feel, it may serve as propaganda in other ways. For instance, the film may have been specifically filmed in order to reinforce the idea that democracy is better than a dictatorship. However, this film serves a greater
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