This story of Cuban spies being sent undercover to America in the ‘90s follows their recruitment, training and eventual capture on U.S. soil and reveals a secret world of false identities, love affairs and betrayal. Using unseen footage from the Cuban Film Institute’s archive and first-hand testimony from the people at the heart of this story, Castro’s Spies gives a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of a spy – where the stakes are life and death.
Castro’s Spies tells the largely unknown story of an unofficial Cuban civil war fought for decades across the Florida Straits. This Irish documentary directed by Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon (A Doctor’s Sword) is a fascinating narrative of intrigue, intelligence and espionage, told in first-hand testimony from those that lived this remarkable story.
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn