Fidel Castro was the subject of interest in Comandante (2003), Looking for Fidel (2006), and Castro in Winter (2012); the 2003 documentary Persona Non Grata included interviews with Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Palestinian President Yasser Arafat; and there was the 2009 documentary South of the Border in which Latin American leftist, progressive governments and their leaders, like Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales, were profiled.
In the four-hour Showtime documentary The Putin Interviews, airing over four nights this June, Stone will reveal his wide-ranging chats with Putin, which were cobbled together over the course of two years; the most recent interview took place after the 2016 U.S.
That’s just one of the touchy subjects Stone attempted to get the notoriously tight-lipped Putin to comment on, though just how forthcoming the president was remains to be seen.
Since first becoming the president of Russia in 2000, Putin has never before spoken at such length or in such detail to a Western interviewer, leaving no topic off limits.
and the world, while incorporating dramatic footage of key events.