Sicko e Cuba (ou "O nosso Homem em Havana - parte II")

Michael Moore:
So, on January 31, 2008, a State Department official stationed in Havana took a made up story and sent it back to his HQ in Washington. Here's what they concocted:

XXXXXXXXXXXX stated that Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore's documentary, "Sicko," as being subversive. Although the film's intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them.

Sounds convincing, eh?! There's only one problem -- 'Sicko' had just been playing in Cuban theaters. Then the entire nation of Cuba was shown the film on national television on April 25, 2008! The Cubans embraced the film so much so it became one of those rare American movies that received a theatrical distribution in Cuba. I personally ensured that a 35mm print got to the Film Institute in Havana. Screenings of 'Sicko' were set up in towns all across the country.

1 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

Apesar de agora as Câncios poderem javardar e dizer que tudo é mentira, importa salientar o facto de Cuba não manter relações com os EUA. Portanto, o "their man in Cuba" envia relatórios baseados no diz que disse, o que não é a mesma coisa que o caso que envolve o nosso Amado.