Frenemies: Cuba and the U.S. Embargo (2021)

1h 26m / Not Rated / Documentary


Frenemies is a full-length documentary that tells the story of the close yet conflicted relations between the United States and Cuba from the 1950s to the present. How much longer can this small Caribbean island survive the longest embargo in history?

Frenemies snatched the Audience Award at its premiere at the Dunedin International Film Festival, won the Social Impact Award at the Latino & Native American Film Festival and the Award of Excellence at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival. Frenemies’ appeal comes from how it creatively weaves lively discussions of politics and history with Cuban music, art, culture and views of urban and rural scenery

Frenemies raises lots of tough questions about actions of both the US and Cuban governments with a focus on the US embargo against Cuba.  Following the film there will be a one-hour panel discussion. Initially audience questions can be directed to the filmmaker about the making of Frenemies.  This will be followed by a lively and cordial moderated debate that will discuss the historical and political issues raised by the film.  The audience will have the opportunity to present comments and questions to panelists on both sides of the topic.