Che Guevara – Where You’d Never Imagine Him
Original Title: Ché Guevara, Donde nunca jamás se lo imaginan
Cuba, 2004, b/w, 55 min., Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Manuel Pérez
Using archival film and photo materials, Cuban director Manuel
Pérez paints a personal portrait of Che Guevara, the legend and
symbol of revolution. Ernesto Che Guevara was only 39 years old when he
was executed in the Bolivian mountains in 1967. This film tells the
story of Che’s short life: his childhood in Argentina, his early
interest in the Spanish Civil War, the motorcycle trip through Latin
America that changed his life forever. Raúl Castro and other
friends remember Che’s first encounter with Fidel Castro in
Mexico in 1955, as well as his involvement in the Cuban revolution and
rumors of his disappearance in 1965. This film is part of the series
Cuba, Paths to Revolution (Cuba, Caminos de Revolución).
Bonus Materials (Spanish with optional English or German subtitles)
A Photo that Travels Around the World (Original Title: Una foto recorre el mundo)
Director: Pedro Chaskel
Cuba, 1981, color & b/w, 13 min.
Cuban photographer Alberto “Korda” Gutierrez (1928-2001)
recounts his feelings while taking the world-famous photo of Che
Guevara during a tribute to the victims of the “La Coubre”
assault on March 5, 1960.
Among the Legends (Original Title: Entre leyendas)
Director: Rebeca Chávez
Cuba, 1988, color & b/w, 28 min.
Harry Villegas, Leonardo Tamayo and Daniel Alarcón, the only
survivors of Che’s guerilla band in Bolivia, talk about
preparations for their last battle in October 1967.
October 1967 (Original Title: Octubre del 67)
Director: Rebeca Chávez
Cuba, 1988, color & b/w, 32 min.
Harry Villegas, Leonardo Tamayo and Daniel Alarcón share details
of the last days in Bolivia and their escape to Cuba, including
Che’s capture and execution on October 9, 1967.
Hanoi, Tuesday 13th (Original Title: Hanoi, Martes 13)
Director: Santiago Álvarez
Cuba / OSAAAL (Organization of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa
and Latin America), 1967, b/w, 35 min., English narration and Spanish
A moving, but propagandistic celebration of Vietnamese culture and of
North Vietnam’s long-standing battle against the US and South
DVD high schools, public libraries $24.95 Spanish with English subtitles
DVD academic libraries $54.95 Spanish with English subtitles
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