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Another fantastically made documentary from MEL films here, this one being a perfect example of how making a documentary film doesn’t always end up with the narrative you had planned. Originally setting out to Cuba to cover a trade deal between the country and the Czech Republic, where in order to pay off their debts to the country diplomats had planned for Cuba to pay their debt off in bottles of rum, the documentary team soon found that getting people to talk on camera about the bizarre deal was a lot harder than first thought. In the end, following the story took them all the way to Washing D.C. via Prague, and unearthed stories about the brutal nature of the Castro regime, corruption within the Czech government and the use of child labour within the rum industry.

This Film Used To Be About Rum|Documentary|Cuba|Rum

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