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Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

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1 hour ago, JeffreyLebowski said:

Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

I was going to check this out but I wanted to see more tobacco related coverage so I passed on it

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Watched the series a few months ago. It was a good watch. As mentioned above, not much, if any, tobacco related info, but lots if history and even interviews with some of the revolutionaries that fought for Castro. 

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Pretty knowledgeable about Cuban History. Will watch tonight and let you know my thoughts


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I enjoyed it - although a bit repetitive in parts (I guess to help things stick). If you are after a more cigar focused documentary I really liked Prince of Smoke which is on Amazon Video now as well.

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14 hours ago, JeffreyLebowski said:

Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

Actually, public school systems in the U.S. have an extremely skewed view of world and American history. Ask me how I know...haha anyway, I always have done my own research because it took me awhile to figure that out. After 13 or 14, I questioned everything. I prefer to know the real history of something, not a biased or skewed version. Makes no sense. The past is just that, the past. Though it's funny that they say history repeats itself...lots of truth in that.

I will have to check this out tonight on Netflix. Thanks!

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15 minutes ago, Derboesekoenig said:

Actually, public school systems in the U.S. have an extremely skewed view of world and American history. Ask me how I know...haha anyway, I always have done my own research because it took me awhile to figure that out. After 13 or 14, I questioned everything. I prefer to know the real history of something, not a biased or skewed version. Makes no sense. The past is just that, the past. Though it's funny that they say history repeats itself...lots of truth in that.

I will have to check this out tonight on Netflix. Thanks!

“History is written by the winners, victors, survivors.” That quote can be attributed to many. 

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8 hours ago, shippers said:

I enjoyed it - although a bit repetitive in parts (I guess to help things stick). If you are after a more cigar focused documentary I really liked Prince of Smoke which is on Amazon Video now as well.

Thank you for this recommendation. I hadn’t seen this on Amazon Video. 

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14 hours ago, Shelby07 said:

Watched the series a few months ago. It was a good watch. As mentioned above, not much, if any, tobacco related info, but lots if history and even interviews with some of the revolutionaries that fought for Castro. 

Interviews with those primary sources are the best part, in my opinion.

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18 hours ago, JeffreyLebowski said:

Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

I watched a couple of eps and stalled on ep 3. It's a tad slow. But very good.

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Just finished the whole series. It's pretty spot on. Everything before 1952 is a little slow but after that, it's binge worthy.

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9 hours ago, CubanAmerican said:

Just finished the whole series. It's pretty spot on. Everything before 1952 is a little slow but after that, it's binge worthy.

Before 1952 period is the one that I don't know alot about, so that part was very interesting for me.

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On 2/26/2019 at 7:01 AM, shippers said:

I enjoyed it - although a bit repetitive in parts (I guess to help things stick). If you are after a more cigar focused documentary I really liked Prince of Smoke which is on Amazon Video now as well.

watched this the other week. thought it was great but i wish it was longer. any other good cigar documentaries out there you could recommend? 

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Enjoyed it!  Thx

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watched this the other week. thought it was great but i wish it was longer. any other good cigar documentaries out there you could recommend? 


Watched it last night and I wanted another hour more. Easily.


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5 hours ago, CubanAmerican said:

 


Watched it last night and I wanted another hour more. Easily.


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Exactly! It was super well done. Wish it went into the process a little bit more. If I remember correctly it leaned more towards the story of his life rather then growing tobacco and making cigars 

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On 2/25/2019 at 9:55 PM, JeffreyLebowski said:

Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

I watched it last year on my laptop while enjoying a few cigars. I loved the history that was presented very much and recommended it to anyone that is curious about Cuba

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Watched the first one last night, the detail - bodes well for the rest of the series.

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21 hours ago, Cep said:

Enjoyed it!  Thx

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Wasn’t on my radar before now, thanks for posting. I’ll check it out!


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On 3/3/2019 at 3:38 PM, ohbob976 said:

watched this the other week. thought it was great but i wish it was longer. any other good cigar documentaries out there you could recommend? 

Unfortunately not - I agree longer or a series would have been nice following them over the year. Not cigar specific but I enjoyed Cameraman in Cuba which is on Netflix.

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I f you haven't watched Cuba and the cameraman you've missed a very good story - if you're the sentimental type like me, there's a guaranteed tear shed in the end 😎

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Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

I really enjoyed it.


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Who’s watching The Cuba Libre Story on Netflix? My wife and I are wrapping up season one. Has been great to pick up some add’l history on Cuba. I don’t think taught history in the US is overly concerned with giving Cuban history a fair shake, so it’s been nice to get some points of view that are slightly more global. Those of you who have depth in Cuban history and have watched at least some of this documentary: how accurate is the portrayal of history? What’s being left out that shouldn’t be? One thing I found disappointing is that Cuban tobacco gets almost zero coverage. I had known that sugar was the primary export crop, but I would’ve thought tobacco would get a little bit of emphasis.

Also...do you know that Cuba now has to IMPORT sugar because their domestic production is so low.


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