A musical comedy about the history of Cuba, this film combines cabaret style musical numbers, archive footage, graphics, and illustrations, in a bold attempt to tell the entire history of Cuba in 20 minutes. History is combined with political satire in songs such as Welcome to Democracy and Requiem for Ché, and the use of archive footage in constructed newsreels and propaganda films presents an ironic look at a particular American perspective on Cuba.
Pastiche and satire combine with a commitment to film making as entertainment as well as education, to make what is not simply a history but a self-reflexive comment on the ways in which history and news are represented and manipulated in the press and media. Beautifully shot, on HDV cameras, the film draws on the naturally photogenic character of the East End of London, and a colourful and expressive multicultural East End community. The observational footage of the campaign and occupation period is interwoven with interviews from the participants to tell a story of resistance which is at the same time unique and universal.