Cuba with Si­mon Reeve

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, 8.40pm, BBC Knowl­edge With its unique blend of sun, sea and rev­o­lu­tion, Cuba is one of the most se­duc­tive places on earth. So says pre­sen­ter Si­mon Reeve, most re­cently seen as host of the re­mark­able In­dian Ocean with Si­mon Reeve, at the very be­gin­ning of this doc­u­men­tary. se­ries. If, like me, you ap­pre­ci­ated the ter­rific blend of stun­ning cin­e­matog­ra­phy and in­formed nar­ra­tion in that pro­gram, you’ll very likely en­joy this. Yes, Cuba has been stuck in a time warp since com­mu­nists took over 50 years ago but, ac­cord­ing to Reeve, this has been part of its charm. How­ever, that is about to change. Cap­i­tal­ism is com­ing to Cuba as the govern­ment loosens its iron grip. As al­ways in a rev­o­lu­tion, there are win­ners and losers. Reeve sets out to meet them and in do­ing so pro­files a dic­ta­tor­ship in tran­si­tion.

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