A special screening of Saul Landau’s Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? (2010) is the first of a series of activities to be held to launch the 40th anniversary of the Center for Cuban Studies (coming up in May). The screening will take place on December 3, 2011, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the New School for Social Research on 66 Fifth Avenue in New York, New York.
Directed by Saul Landau, Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? shows that US-backed violence against Cuba continued for decades. The film documents this history involving the CIA, violence, and the 5 Cubans serving long sentences in U.S. prisons. The film features an interview with Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five who is currently serving life imprisonment in Victorville Maximum Security Prison for “conspiracy to commit espionage.” Landau also interviews Luis Posada Carriles, Orlando Bosch, and others who have acknowledged perpetrating acts of terrorism in Cuba as “freedom fighters.” Delightful surprises are appearances in the film by Fidel Castro and Danny Glover.
Saul Landau has produced over forty films. He has received numerous awards, including an Emmy with Jack Willis for “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang,” the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, the First Amendment Award, and the Bernardo O’Higgins award from the Chilean government for his human rights work. He is professor emeritus at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.