Canadian filmmakers working on movie glorifying the murderers from the ‘Cuban 5’ spy network

The ‘Cuban 5″ Castro spies who were behind the murder of four pilots from Brothers to the Rescue shot down by Cuban MiGs in international waters.

For nearly sixty years the media and academia have done their best to whitewash the crimes against humanity committed by Cuba’s Castro dictatorship. There is no level too low they will not stoop, nor crime so heinous they will not attempt to erase.

The latest effort to make Cuba’s murderous and brutally repressive regime look like heroes comes from Canadian filmmakers. A movie no doubt depicting the “Cuban 5,” the Castro spies in the Cuban spy ring known as the “Wasp Network,” as heroes is in the works.

In case you have forgotten or perhaps you did not know, the Cuban 5 were imprisoned for espionage and the murder of innocent American citizens.

But let’s not allow facts and the four families who lost their loved ones forever get in the way of a good spy thriller, right?

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Toronto: “Cuban Five” Spy Drama in the Works

The indie feature about Cuban agents sent to south Florida by the Castro government to spy on exile groups will be directed by Clement Virgo.

An indie thriller about The Cuban Five, a group of Cuban agents sent to south Florida by the Castro government to spy on exile groups in the 1990s, is in the works.

The film, The Cuban Five, will be directed by Clement Virgo, who earlier adapted the Lawrence Hill novel The Book of Negroes into a miniseries for BET in the U.S.

Canadian indie producers Pictou Twist Pictures, Picture Plant and Conquering Lions Production have partnered with the ICAIC, Cuba’s film institute, to co-produce a film about the Cuban agents arrested by U.S. authorities in 1998.

They were convicted and jailed, only to be released in 2014 as part of a spy exchange negotiated by then president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro to improve relations between the two countries.

Barrie Dunn wrote the screenplay, which is based on Stephen Kimber’s book What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of The Cuban Five. In March 2015, Dunn and Kimber met in Havana with the five Cuban agents, who agreed to work with the Canadian film producers to make the film about their story.

3 thoughts on “Canadian filmmakers working on movie glorifying the murderers from the ‘Cuban 5’ spy network”

  1. So they’ve “partnered with the ICAIC, Cuba’s film institute” and met in Havana with the five Cuban spies, “who agreed to work with the Canadian film producers to make the film about their story.” But of course. I’m sure everything will be more than “balanced.” Well, if people, even gays, will buy Mariela Castro as a gay rights godmother, why wouldn’t they buy this? Lord, the nausea.

  2. If you think this is bad, a free weekly rag in Miami calls the news Radio/TV Martí wants to get to Cuba “propaganda” and pooh-poohs its efforts as a waste of taxpayer money. Obviously, that’s a deliberate insult, but so what else is new?The Miami Herald has been doing essentially the same thing for ages. And the Cuban-American community? Bien, gracias.

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