The Cuban Missile Crisis played out in the month of October 1962. Never before or since has mankind been so close to destroying Planet Earth. Only at the very last minute was a nuclear war averted when the two Cold War superpowers, the USA and Soviet Union, finally came to an agreement that saved Cuba from near annihilation. One of the most shameful events in modern history, few Cubans have ever dared voice an opinion about it, until now…
Colonel Osvaldo Fernandez, a young liaison officer at the time of the crisis, was one of the few Cubans party to the events of October 1962. Fernandez’s job, which he believed would ultimately save Cuba from US invasion, was to follow the Soviet troops to the various sites where their deadly nuclear missiles would be installed.
Forty years later, Colonel Fernandez is united with Russian General Victor Yesin. Yesin himself served as a young lieutenant during the crisis, and at that time was tasked with fixing warheads on the missiles.
Now, in another world and another time, the two embark on an unforgettable journey around Cuba. Setting off in an old 1960’s American car together they visit sites never before captured on camera, sites where cold war debris is still found untouched, like relics from a distant and forgotten past.