Cuba: An African Odyssey
From the dense forests of Congo and Angola across to Guinea-Bissau, the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara and 300,000 Cuban troops fought alongside African freedom fighters for a Cuban style of socialism. By unearthing startling archival footage, and contextualizing it with a wealth of very human – and often very funny – interviews, Jihan El-Tahri brings the fascinating story of Cuba’s involvement in African revolutionary movements to life. Indispensable viewing for the historian of Africa and Cold War politics and the interested viewer alike, Cuba: An African Odyssey also deserves acclaim for its sheer entertainment value – watching it is like smoking a big fat Cuban cigar.
Dir. Jihan El-Tahri. France/UK/US. 2007. 118 min. Print Source: Boa Films
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb