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The true story of Che Guevara

Documentary, 2007
Director: Maria Berry
Writer: Maria Berry
Andrew Blood – Cero Bustas
Jay Costelo – Pablo Chan
Steven Delcastro – Fidel Castro
Grazielle – Herself (as Grazielle Oganna)
Horacio Louis Guerrero – Gary Prado
Ricardo LeDoux – Rebel Soldier
Carlos Pratts – Agent Mohe (as Carlos Chalabi)
Sam G. Preston – Che’ Guevera
Oskar Rodriguez – Rebel Soldier
Beau Ryan – Mario Terán
Alejandro Salomon – Argentinian revolutionist
Randolph Scott – Jungle Rebel
Johnny Soto – Raul Castro
Jeremy Tristan – Rebel Soldier


Fabian F. Schultz

Written, directed, and produced by Maria Berry, The True Story of Che Guevara is a by-the-numbers History Channel biography about the famed revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967) that blends talking head interviews, archival photographs and footage, poor dramatic reenactments, overly-urgent music, and insistent narration to poor effect.

Davis Salazar

The same goes for the legendary Che. No teenager in rebellion against the world or his parents seems able to resist Che’s alluring image. Just wearing a Che t-shirt is the shortest and cheapest way to appear to be on the right side of History.

Claude Harrison

This is truly a wonderful, insightful documentary. Che was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. I know all the negative reviews come from Cuban-Americans who’s famalies fled Cuba in fear of having to be equal with Afro-Cubans, God forbid. If you need proof look at the famalies who fled during the revolution, white, wealthy Cubans who could not imagine sharing their wealth with Cubans of color. The U.S.-backed Cuban general, President and dictator Fulgencio Batista was corrupt and sold out his country along with other wealthy Cuban famalies to the highest bidder. Cuba was being raped by US corporations and the Mafia while Batista and his wealthy friends turned a blind eye so they could line their pockets with dirty money, money being made on the backs of the poor Cuban people. “Brothels flourished. A major industry grew up around them: Government officials received bribes, policemen collected protection money. Prostitutes could be seen standing in doorways, strolling the streets, or leaning from windows. One report estimated that 11,500 of them worked their trade in Havana. Beyond the outskirts of the capital, beyond the slot machines, was one of the poorest, and most beautiful countries in the Western world. ” — David Detzer, American journalist, after visiting Havana in the 1950s. Che may not have been perfect but he did believe in equality, so much that he sacrificed his life defending the poor and opressed people of Latin America. Great story told very well.

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