Rebels is a sweeping family saga about the Bacardis - Cuba's first family of rum - their lives, their dreams, their struggles. Set against the history of Cuba's fight for freedom, the Bacardis run guns to rebels battling Spain's dominance and later, to guerrillas taking down dictators and gangsters. It's an upstairs/downstairs story of men and women – white, black, free and slave – who hunger for liberty, are imprisoned for their beliefs and spill blood for their country.
From machetes to Tommy guns to bearded revolutionaries, REBELS is the story of one family's fight to find its voice. Based on the book Bacardi and The Long Fight for Cuba by NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten.
"With all its fabulous triumphs and poignant defeats, this stirring tale of rum, money and revolution has all the markings of a great epic movie!"
Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs