The director faced heavy criticism after spending three days with Cuba's Fidel Castro and making a documentary about the leader that wasn't exactly critical. Stone defended himself, telling the Independent: "You know, the American attitude to Castro is so caricatured. He's the guy with the beard, he's a commie, he's the guy you have to attack right away with 'How many people are in prison? When will you hold elections?' These very negative and hostile questions that set the wrong tonality. The wrong questions are being asked."
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