Castro’s Spies (UK premier) of Miami Five documentary

Campaign News | Thursday, 4 February 2021

26 February – 1 March

Castro’s Spies is one of six films nominated for the prestigious Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival. This thrilling documentary tells the remarkable story of the Miami Five. Five Cuban agents sent to Florida to infiltrate anti-revolutionary organisations in order to prevent acts of terrorism. The Five themselves speak about their recruitment, training and eventual capture on US soil, and the documentary makers had access to never seen before footage from the Cuban Film Institute's archive.

This fascinating, forensic film features in-depth interviews with all five agents, revealing the risks they took and their place in the bigger picture of fraught Cuban-American relations. “A documentary as tense as any John le Carré novel.”

The documentary is made by Irish filmmakers Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon and produced by Gambit Pictures in Ireland. N/C 12+

The UK premiere of the documentary will be screened at the Glasgow Film Festival 24 February-1 March 2021. The festival will be a fully online event.

Screenings are available through the festival website, and Castro's Spies can be pre-ordered at:

Show dates are Friday 26 February, Saturday 27 February, Sunday 28 February, Monday 1 March. There are limited screenings so pre-book now.

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