Cuba Date:1953 Duration:8 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. Montage of scenes including revolutionary casualties, burning buildings, Castro addressing his followers, revolutionaries carrying weapons, a revolutionary being shot, firemen fighting fire, Women parading with weapons,armed revolutionaries advancing through bush country, and Castro addressing hundreds of thousands of people. View of lighthouse at entrance to Havana harbor.Hotel Nacional de Cuba. The Capitol building. A fruit peddlar on the street in Havana. Workers in sugar cane fields.Views of Havana under the Batista regime, with hotels, and casinos with roulette wheels and other gambling paraphenilia. U.S. Navy ships at he U.S. Navy station at Guantanamo Bay and a large aircraft at the Leeward Point Field, Guantanamo Naval Air Station. Bastista military forces drawing weapons from armory and operating a tank.Pilots climb aboard Federal warplanes and start them up. Cuban police forces at work. Bastista followers in control throughout the country. View of the Presidential Palace surrounded by Batista armed forces. Fulgencio Batista surrounded by followers.The Cuban constitution of is suspended by Bastista and President Carlos Prío Socarrás and his family are seen leaving Havana. Bastista conducts a cabinet meeting. Disenchanted Cubans hold a mock funeral for their Constitution. University students assembling and taking to the streets in protest against the Batista regime. Police break up the demonstrations with force. Injured protesters are treated in hospital. Protesters carry coffin of one who was killed. University protesters march with arms linked and many others also march on the Police headquarters. They carry effigy of Batista. Opposition political leaders are arrested by the Batista police.
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