77 minutes. Ireland. Colour and Black & White. 2013. D-cinema

There will be a post-screening Q&A hosted by Alan Maher with directors Emer Reynolds and John Murray.

In October 1962, the discovery that Soviet mid-range missiles were being secretly installed in Cuba sent President Kennedy into a strategic panic. With Fidel Castro and a slew of unfortunate military miscalculations complicating an already nail-bitingly cumbersome negotiation process between the White House and President Khrushchev at the Kremlin, the world was teetering on the brink of a nuclear holocaust.

Filmmakers John Murray and Emer Reynolds plot a riveting narrative by weaving together never-before-released recordings of President Kennedy’s tense advisory sessions, personal recollections with Khrushchev’s son, and interviews featuring the statesmen and soldiers who stood “eyeball to eyeball” with the end of the world.

“Here Was Cuba is a classy piece of work with solid appeal as both history lesson and gripping true-story thriller.” Hollywood Reporter

This film is showing as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction 2013, Documentary Film Festival (September 26th – 29th).

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