In 1959, Fidel Castro created the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Culture (Spanish acronym: I.C.A.I.C.), the agency in charge of film production and distribution. The institute owned and controlled cinemas, oversaw all Cuban film productions and monitored imported films. Fidel Castro once said its documentaries "contributed greatly to publicizing the work of the revolution abroad."
View excerpts from I.C.A.I.C. newsreels produced between 1960 and 1980.