If This is the Best Propaganda the Commies Could Do...
It is small wonder that they lost the Cold War.
I am proud that I was a small part of winning it and I thank the creator (if there is one) that I was allowed the honor of making a contribution.
Lisa? Riefenstahl was also a great propaganda film maker. I think she was better on her own because she was an entrepreneur. She ran her own show. Soy Cuba demonstrates what happens when a product is controlled by a committee.
A film needs more than great cinematography. It must convey a story and that story must resonate with the target audience. This movie failed in both of those categories. Certainly, the Cuban people recognized it as BS and I suspect that the Russian people did likewise. The Soviet government chose to hide it from Western audiences until the Cold War was a historic reality and the Soviets had lost.
Today, there are three unrepentant, unregenerate, communist countries in the world: the People's Republic of Korea, the People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Cuba. Vietnam is doing better than the other two, mostly because the country has so much economic potential it cannot help but improve. Cuba is struggling and North Korea is slowly starving to death. Vietnam could be rolling in tourist dollars if they could only rediscover capitalism. Oh, well, sometimes people learn, albeit slowly.
The best diplomat I know is a fully charged phaser bank.