President John F. Kennedy has to decide whether to put millions of Americans at risk and assist millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. Recorded live at the White House in 1962, this film primarily uses tape recordings of JFK and the EXCOMM as they confront the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“The film is very relevant to crisis's going on now and would hopefully inform audiences that using peace and restraint is the only way to maintain peace.”“The primary source documents [were not] public communication at the time, so the story revealed is from the perspective of the leaders and allows viewers to experience the difficulties of leading, as well as imagine the composure, reservation and cunningness a president must have to lead successfully.”“The use of taped conversations between Kennedy and all the other important people involved in the crisis really gives the viewer a chance to feel and understand how decisions were being made.”
U.S. Intelligence Professionals:
“Based on audience engagement during the subsequent Q&A it was clear the film captured the attention and interest of our group. A large portion of the Intelligence Community mission is to provide context and understanding to current national security problems. [This] film does exactly that ... ”“...first rate depiction of what occurred during the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most dangerous events in the history of our country...”“...[this] film is a great tool for helping people understand more about their government as well as a remarkable presentation of the National Security Council and Presidential decisions, all developed from the official sources and recordings.”