Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Directed by Richard Dindo

Year: 1994
Running Time: 94
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Country: France
Language: English and Spanish, with English subtitles
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Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

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Directed by Richard Dindo


Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait. Che's relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his constant battle with asthma, and his distress at the death of his comrades is recounted. Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these final days, coupled with narrations from Che's actual diaries, testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals. This is an enlightening insight into the real history of a revolutionary icon.

Reviews

"moving." - The New York Times

"a revealing glimpse into the revolutionary mindset." - Chicago Tribune

"a compelling portrait." - Seattle Weekly

"An understated, stunningly effective portrait." - Chicago Tribune

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