The executive of the Lebanon-based media outlet told Prensa Latina that the audiovisual work, consisting of five episodes of nearly one hour each, conveys a message not only of Cuba’s past but also addresses its discourse up to now.
“Enigma…” tries to strengthen the dignity and achievements of the Cuban Revolution, in image and words, in the conscience of the Arab and Islamic peoples of the region and the world, the journalist said.
The documentary does justice to the model of impetus and bravery, patience and firmness of the struggle of the Cuban people against the blockade, provocations, and manipulation campaigns by US imperialism, he added.
In Ben Jeddou’s opinion, the documentary series is an authentic Cuban achievement, and “the most important thing is the spirit that the viewer should perceive with an affectionate, sincere heartbeat, aligned to a real revolution and a defender of the human being,” he emphasized.
According to Al Mayadeen Spanish-language Director Wafica Ibrahim, the documentary was hosted by journalist Arleen Rodriguez Derivet, written by Karen Brito, narrated by late actor Manuel Porto, and Patricio Wood, and produced for television by Mixael Porto.
The leading theme of the soundtrack, “Madre Patria” (Motherland), by singer-songwriter and violinist Tammy Lopez, plus the animation, rhythm in editing, and the testimony of intellectuals, combatants, heroes, researchers, and citizens contribute to the documentary’s main thread.
The work contains the assessments of historians such as Alejandro Hartman, Yoel Cordoví, Eduardo Torres Cuevas, Eusebio Leal, Rolando Rodríguez, and Ana Cairo.
At the same time, it shares the experiences of journalists Marta Rojas and Katiuska Blanco, diplomat Raúl Roa Kourí, combatant Guillermo Jiménez (Jimenito), Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés, ethnologist Natalia Bolívar, scientist Agustín Lage and intellectual Ignacio Ramonet, among others.
The documentary series, narrated from the scenarios of struggle and sacrifice, will reach the Arab audience in recognition of Cuba’s example, solidarity, internationalism, and commitment to just causes.