Fidel Castro led the revolution that overthrew President Batista’s military regime in Cuba in 1959 and was sworn in as Prime Minister shortly afterwards. Over the ensuing 48 years he has become one of the most iconic leaders on the world stage, regardes as a dictator by his opponents and as a liberator by his supporters. This documentary examines the life of the charismatic leader, from his early days as a college student to leading the first, albeit unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Batista in 1953 and his eventual imprisonment. There is the involvement of Che Guevara in the revolution and his eventual conflicting relationships with near neighbour the United States and reliance on the Soviet Union. Fidel Castro has outlived all of his protagonists, making his story one of the most important and diverse of all political leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is the untold story.
Fidel Castro es uno de los personajes más destacados de nuestro tiempo. La historia no contada nos ofrece la oportunidad de conocer al hombre y su rol en la revolución a través de entrevistas, materiales de los archivos estatales y por medio de intelectuales como Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte y Sidney Pollack. Personalidades políticas como Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, el congresista Charles Rangel y un ex agente de la CIA, ofrecen una perspectiva histórica y política sobre Castro y el bloqueo a Cuba. Además, amigos cercanos, incluido el premio Nobel de literatura, Gabriel García Márquez, abren una ventana a la vida personal de Fidel.