Preview of Irish Film at IFI Stranger Than Fiction: Here Was Cuba


IFI Stranger Than Fiction (26 – 29 Sep, 2013)

Here Was Cuba

Sunday, 29th July


Directed by Emer Reynolds and John Murray, Here Was Cuba tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again. With nuclear brinkmanship high on the international agenda today, the events of October 1962 hold invaluable lessons for a generation too young to remember just how close we came to the end.

Emer Reynolds told Film Ireland: “We are thrilled to be screening Here Was Cuba at the wonderful, eclectic and educational Stranger than Fiction Festival. It’s the film’s first outing in Dublin, and we are very excited to be showing it to an audience of documentary-lovers.”


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


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You can read an interview with Emer Reynolds here


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