Screening on More 4 this Saturday, 16th November at 9pm, Here Was Cuba is a landmark documentary exploring what happened over 13 days in October 1962 when the fate of the world lay ultimately in the hands of just three men.
The documentary screens as part of More4’s season of films around the JFK Assassination. The film is listed as Kennedy’s Nuclear Nightmare.
Directed by Emer Reynolds and John Murray, the doc tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, delves into 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.