Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Libertad The Dark Untold Story of Castro's Cuba|
Actors: Oscar Torres, Roberto Escobar, Yeni Alvarez, Tony Pacheco, Carlos Velazquez (IV)
Director: Norton Rodriguez
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Libertad is a powerful and moving film based on true stories and interviews with Cuban Political Prisoners and rafters. It is about a young Cuban artist's attempt to escape Castro's oppressive regime after he is wrongfully accussed of being in the CIA and sent to and tortured at one of the worst prisons on the island. His eventual escape with friends on a home made raft and the terror they faced at sea, in search of freedom, had my wife, children and myself in tears. Excellent cinematography and performances by the entire cast, especially lead actor Oscar Torres. A gem of an independent film. Highly reccomended"
"LIBERTAD" AN OUTSTANDING EFFECTIVE DRAMA "VARIETY MAGAZINE
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I DECIDED TO PURCHASE THIS LITTLE-KNOWN INDIE FILM (ABOUT A DESPERATE ESCAPE FROM CUBA)AFTER READING A VERY POSITIVE REVIEW IN VIDEO BUSINESS, (THE LARGEST FILM TRADE PUBLICATION, OWNED BY VARIETY MAGAZINE march 2002). I WAS PROFOUNDLY MOVED BY THE STORY AND THE GREAT PERFORMANCES DELIVERED BY LEAD ACTOR OSCAR TORRES AND THE REST OF THE CAST. "LIBERTAD IS BASED ON HUNDREDS OF INTERVIEWS WITH CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONERS AND RAFTERS. THE HEARTFELT MESSAGE OF THE CAST CAN BE FELT THROUGHOUT THE FILM. IF YOU LIKED "SCHINDLER'S LIST" AND "MIDNIGHT EXPRESS" BE SURE TO CHECK "LIBERTAD" OUT.IT'S POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL, SHOCKING AND REAL."