In four episodes, the legendary Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov, who made film history with "When the Cranes Fly", sang a hymn to the Cuban Revolution in 1964. While the first two episodes denounce social injustice and the wickedness of the Yankees responsible for it, the other two parts celebrate the heroism and sacrifice of the revolutionaries. Aesthetically, the film is entirely in the tradition of the great Soviet revolutionary cinema of an Eisenstein or Pudovkin.
Michail Kalatosow, Soy Cuba, 1964, film still. Distribution rights: Trigon-Film.