The True Story of Che Guevara

A documentary about the life and death of the Argentine hero of the Cuban Revolution. Features Jon Lee Anderson, the author of the best Che bio by far.

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4 Responses to The True Story of Che Guevara

  1. Slave Revolt says:

    Yeah, I read Anderson’s biography of Che in Mexico City about ten years ago. What an outstanding book. This is the only biography that I have read. “Motorcycle Diaries” is one of the best films I have ever seen. Incredible musical compositions that flow with the story.

    Of course, the anti-thinking rightwing hates this film.

    Bravo to Robert Redford for being brave enough to produce this stellar film.

    Goes to show–you can be an extremely handsome movie star/cultural icon from the US and still have a healthy sense of ethics and intellect. Regrettably, there are far too few Robert Redfords–but, remember, there was also only one Paul Robeson (artistic genius, intellectual, polyglot, humanist, intellectual, athlete, dissident, etc.)

  2. Slave Revolt says:

    Oh, about Robeson I left out the modifier ‘singer/pop cultural icon’. Yes, he was revered throughout the culture for a period, but that history went down the memory hole.

    Well, strange thing about that proverbial and dreaded hole–stuff pops right back out of that abyss. Knowledge and memories are ‘re-remembered’ and re-birthed.

    If humankind continues on in any organized fashion–Paul Robeson and Che will be revered, they will provide a template of behavior and attitudes that inspire brilliance.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Well, Sean Penn looks like he’s bidding fair to do what Robert Redford has done. Social justice might just be the hottest new growth industry, too, if the 99% movement and the Wall St. occupation are any indication…

  3. John Jones says:

    Che is unquestionably the most outstanding here of the 20th century; his new man/woman for a better world was born in Cuba spread through Venezuela and is taking root though out Latin America and Africa. Hopefully it will come to North America soon.

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