The Hirricane in Cuba.. (1963)

Film-document №5881 1 part, Duration: 0:09:51, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Director: Karmen R.


About the hurrocane in Cuba, salvation of people.

Historical background

October 4, 1963 an unprecedented disaster struck Cuba. Colossal forces of hurricane Flora in seven days has raged over the eastern part of the island, leaving behind a terrible destruction.

Temporary description

Landscapes of Cuba. Downpour, water flows, trees bend in the wind. Residents of the city are on the water. Organization of saving people. They're coming vehicle from a safe haven. As helicopters carrying food. The military, volunteers are helping to rescue people from flooded homes that unfurled on helicopters, are transported to safe places. Medics assist victims. Types of flooded villages and fields. Destroyed homes, railroads. Dead animals. The unloading in the port, unloading of aircraft products, sent in aid to Cuba by the Soviet Union and other socialist countries. Fidel Castro and others in the plane. Castro gives instructions. The President of Cuba, O. Dorticos. Type of flooded areas. Blooming Valley.

Reel №1

Cuban landscapes: palm coast.

Heavy rain, strong winds, palm trees bent in the wind.

Heavy rain in the city.

Rapidly rushing heavy streams of water pouring into the valley.

Waist-deep in water in the streets of the city are people.


On the front line of the battle with the elements the committee members of the Single Party of Socialist Revolution (in the field telephone).

Rescue people.

Castro (in the helmet) and Osvaldo Dorticos in the area of ​​high risk.

Radio operators have radios.

With the machine dumped food for the victims.

The children and young volunteers are sent by helicopter to the disaster-affected areas.

Flooded area (filmed from a helicopter).

On rooftops, in trees rescued from the water people.

The helicopter takes off from these islands in distress.

Evacuation by helicopter rescued women and children in the province of Oriente.

Animation: Map of the island of Cuba with the scheme of the direction the hurricane.

The area of ​​the hurricane: broken trees, submerged villages, fields, destroyed the railway, roads, homes, corpses pets.

Animation: "Pravda" newspaper reported on the decision of the Soviet government to grant aid to the Cuban people.

Unloading of the goods have arrived to help the victims.

Fidel Castro gives orders, sits in the plane, the plane - CU., MS.

Flooded areas (helicopter).

Blooming Valley.