ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA: The Bolivian Diary
A film by Richard Dindo
Color, English and Spanish w/eng st, 94 min
Cast: English Narration by Robert Kramer and Judith Burnett
Nearly 30 years ago, on October 9 1967, Che Guevara
was executed by the Bolivian army aided by the CIA. Guevara’s
diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month to spark
a revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this very intimate portrait.
"An understated, stunningly effective
portrait. A stubborn ideologue, Fidel Castro’s comrade-in-arms
and later, Cuba’s Minister of Industry, Guevara abandons his
family and high position in 1965 for a shaky dream of permanent
revolution, first in Zaire and later in Bolivia. But he sinks into
catastrophe – caught in a cul-de-sac, many of his ragtag band
of sixty soldiers dead or missing, the few survivors surrounded.
We get all this in Guevara’s own words – tense, lean,
worried, and empty of the brutality or bravado some may expect.
A story stronger than myth, deeper than romance.”
– Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE