Film Festival: 'El Che' and the Legacy of the Cuban Revolution
October 9 this year marks the 61st anniversary of the assassination of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara at the hands of the Bolivian military junta in collaboration with the CIA. Join RATB and FRFI for a film festival in celebration of his revolutionary life.

Film Festival: 'El Che' and the Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

When: Sat 13 October 2018 15:15-20:15
Where: Room B202, Brunei Gallery, SOAS


Film listings:

3:30pm - Maestra:
Maestra, meaning 'Teacher', is a documentary following the experiences of the youngest women teachers of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign. The Cuban Revolution sought to eliminate illiteracy in the space of a year with one of the world's most ambitious literacy campaigns: 250,000 volunteers were enlisted and sent to teach in the most isolated rural areas - 100,000 of those volunteers were under the age of 18. The programme was a remarkable success, raising the literacy rate from between 60-70% to 96%.

4:45pm - Cuba, An African Odyssey:
Between the 1960s and 1990s, Cuba was instrumental in lending support to a number of leftist insurgencies and national liberation struggles across the African continent. This film documents the legacy of the Cuban Revolution in Africa and it's central role in the African people's struggle against colonialism and imperialism.

6pm - The Motorcycle Diaries:
The BAFTA winning biopic depicting the formative years of Ernesto Guevara as he and a friend travel across the South American continent. Based on the written memoirs of the then 23-year-old Guevara. As the story, initially centered on youthful hedonism, unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry.


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