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WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP? (2011)

Posted: December 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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From director Saul Landau:

Rated: NR
Runtime: 82 mins.
WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP?
6:30pm & 8pm
Wednesday, January 4  [2012]
Roxie Theater 3117 16 St [San Francisco]

FILMMAKER IN PERSON! This film chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of “the Cuban Five”: intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami who are now serving long prison sentences. WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP? highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed – then ignored – by the very government that launched a “War on Terror”. From the Bay of Pigs to multiple attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, a question is raised: what did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment?

Dir: Saul Landau.
Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.
2011. Digital. 65 mins.
Original Music — The Cuban Cowboys, Greg and Camilo Landau  — one block from the 16th and Mission BART station

More documentation of America’s maniacal foreign policy.

Description by Institute for Policy Studies, “IPS has a 45-year history of inspiring, informing, and connecting the people and movements who share a passion for justice and for helping them change the world.”

Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up“, directed by Saul Landau, documents the history of U.S. – Cuban relations involving the CIA, violence, and the 5 Cubans serving long sentences in U.S. prisons. The film features an interview with Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five who is currently serving life imprisonment in Victorville Maximum Security Prison for “conspiracy to commit espionage.” Landau also interviews Luis Posada Carriles, Orlando Bosch, and others who have acknowledged perpetrating acts of terrorism in Cuba as “freedom fighters.” Delightful surprises are appearances in the film by Fidel Castro and Danny Glover.