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The premiere of a documentary film entitled "Secrets from the Havana Malecón," about the life and work of the late revolutionary Cuban journalist Nestor Baguer, took place this week in Las Tunas, Cuba.

The 27-minute film includes testimonies of several people who knew Baguer and his last press interview filmed by the documentary co-director Froilan Gonzalez. The film also includes stories from the book Agent Octavio that Baguer wrote about his life as an undercover Cuban State Security agent, but that remained unfinished at the time of his death in October 2004.

Froilan Gonzalez and his wife Addys Cupull -writers who have books published about Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Mariana Grajales, Tina Modotti and Julio Antonio Mella- explained at the premiere that the film was a gift to Las Tunas -- a city that is celebrating its 210th anniversary on Saturday, September 30th.

The documentary has been invited to participate at several film festivals, including Havana's New Latin American Cinema Festival to take place in early December. The Italian-Cuban-Spanish production's other co-director is Miguel Guzman.

"Secrets of the Havana Malecón" is based upon the book of the same name published by the Abril Publishing House, written by Froilan and his son Liban, who based it on the memoirs of Baguer and also on interviews with his daughter, news articles and notes.

Baguer and other agents were called on by Cuban State Security to testify in 2003 about the subversive activities of the United States Interests Section in Havana and the counterrevolution operating at the service of the U.S. government

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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