JFK: A President Betrayed
NARRATED BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MORGAN FREEMAN
"Focuses on the one thing so often unmentioned in discussions of our first modern
celebrity president: actual policy.”
- The Village Voice
“A film that will open eyes and change perceptions of history.”
-Robin Gerber, Author, "Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way"
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Production Year: 2013
Runtime: 90 min.
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Subject Areas: Documentary, Biography, History, Politics, Government, American Studies
The death of John F. Kennedy remains among the most compelling mysteries of the 20th century. But what may be more significant are the actions he took that provoked such extreme resentment. Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence that reveals how John F. Kennedy boldly reversed United States government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and other sworn American enemies.
JFK: A President Betrayed offers a poignant portrayal of the 35th president's desperate, solitary struggle and makes clear the extent to which he risked political capital--and, ultimately, his life--to pull the world back from the brink of war and possible nuclear annihilation. Featuring new, probing interviews with advisors to Kennedy and Khrushchev, JFK: A President Betrayed is a meticulously well-researched portrait of a president who refused the counsel of powerful, hawkish government officials who advocated for a U.S. nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, Kennedy's November 1963 death put an end to his ambitions. The film raises new questions about his still-unsolved assassination and considers how the world might be different had he lived.