THE HAVANA CONFERENCE TAPES
The ten 2001 CONFERENCE TAPES are VHS copies of the complete 18 hours of "The Bay of Pigs: Forty Years Later," an international conference convened in Havana in March of 2001.
Produced by the Cuban government, the 18 hours are gavel-to-gavel close-ups of every speaker of the conference, including Fidel Castro.
The conference was the basis of the documentary CUBA: THE 40 YEARS WAR, also available on this site. The tapes offered here were not included in that program, however, as they were provided to the producers in a non-broadcast VHS format (and the producers had their own cameras at the conference). But the VHS tapes provide an invaluable and high quality, professionally produced archive of this extraordinary event.
See the AGENDA for a brief description of the event and list of attendees.
Or follow the CONFERENCE TIMELINE link, which will lead through a detailed TIMELINE identifying each speaker and topic of discussion on each of the 10 tapes. The minutes listed in the TIMELINE match Visible Time Code burned into the tapes.
The tapes all have U.N.-style simultaneous English translation.
With the purchase of these tapes, the following will be included:
-- A CD-ROM copy of the TIMELINE.
-- A 30-page paper copy of the TIMELINE.
-- A 6-page Xerox packet detailing the conference agenda and bios of all participants.
-- A 40-page Xerox packet of declassified US government documents all relating to
the scope of the conference.
-- 180 Xerox pages of declassified Cuban government documents relating to the scope
of the conference, some of them handwritten by Fidel Castro.