Hello Reddit! I'm Cory Taylor, the director of JFK: A President Betrayed, narrated by Morgan Freeman. Our film uncovers new evidence that reveals how JFK embarked on secret back channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and was...
I've been making documentaries for over twenty years and spent the first nine at National Geographic Television. In 2007, I founded Agora Productions with Executive Producer Darin Nellis. Our mission is to create films and materials that enhance critical thinking skills, introduce positive role models and promote international friendship and dialogue.
Together with Darin and researcher Carlos Granados, I spent two years researching President John F. Kennedy - reading over 50 books and publications. Later, we interviewed over 30 eyewitnesses, former Kennedy and Khrushchev staffers, family members, experts and scholars for the film.
Rather than revisit Kennedy's assassination, we focused on JFK's foreign policy. We were curious about what Kennedy actually did that sent shockwaves through government, military and intelligence circles. We discovered that his bold efforts to mitigate armed conflict through diplomacy with the Soviets, in Cuba, Vietnam and Berlin were much more extensive than we realized. Kennedy possessed the ability to put himself in the shoes of his adversaries, to consider things from their point of view. This quality appears to have been indispensable in averting thermonuclear war. Nevertheless, Kennedy's approach provoked distrust and even hostility inside U.S. government circles. Still, he pressed forward in pursuit of dialogue with America's sworn enemies.
We think our film, out in theaters and on DirecTV this month has a unique approach to the subject. To learn more, please visit our website: www.jfkapresidentbetrayed.org