To discover Cuba is to discover the history of the last five centuries, the time that has passed since Christopher Columbus first set foot on these, then, uncharted shores.
Cuba is an enigma, best known to the outside world for its cigars and for being one of the last bastions of communism, but as anyone who has visited this beautiful land knows, Cuba is alive with music laughter, beauty, passion and struggle.
This is the unforgettable history of an island in which Columbus jostles with writer Ernest Hemingway, and mobsters Meyer Lansky and Luck Luciano rub shoulders with revolutionary heroes Jose Marti, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
This is Cuba - from its ethnic origins to the revolution, seen through the exotic landscapes and hypnotic words and music of its people - capturing the dramatic events that have created this beguiling nation and its remarkable citizens in their struggle for freedom and an independent voice.
For the first time, the government archives have released footage and interview material which tells the story of this beautiful island as never before. This is a journey through one of the most exciting, intriguing and misunderstood countries in the world.