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The Cuban Revolution Turned 50. Now What?

Busboys and Poets 1025 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the prospects for U.S.-Cuban Relations under the Obama Administration with a screening of IPS Fellow, Cuba expert and film-maker Saul Landau’s film, "Fidel" (shot in 1968). Traveling in a Jeep with Fidel Castro, Landau’s documentary offers a personal profile of El Jefe and snapshots of the Revolution’s first 10 years, including rare footage of the Bay of Pigs invasion and of Fidel and Che Guevera in the Sierra Maestra mountains.

“The great quality of this remarkable film,” wrote Ralph Gleason in the Rolling Stone, “is that it is educational in the best possible sense. It gives you a feeling for what revolution — any revolution — is actually about, what it means in all its implications and how it affects the lives of the people.” Landau’s film remains just as relevant and insightful today as it was 40 years ago, with the advent of progressive governments in Latin America inspired by the Cuban Revolution.

Following the screening of the film, Landau will take Q&A from the audience and special invited guests.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Farrah Hassen at or call (202) 234-9382, ext. 255.

Saul Landau Film Series: Fidel

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

As a lead up to The Institute's 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series 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.

Reflections on Fidel and Cuba

Institute for Policy Studies 1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

A Washington DC area tribute to the life and Legacy of Fidel Castro Ruz.

Cuba, Africa, and the World II

The Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road NW , Washington, DC

IPS joins several organizations in inviting you to this second of an annual series that will, this year, look at the life of Fidel Castro.