As always I’ve been staying up late and fishing the ‘net for the flashing, magical treasures you’ve come to expect from our sleepless trollings on this sea of dreams.
My latest find is a film called KORDAVISION: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara.
Having read a number of books about and by Mr. Guevara, I’ve been compelled to watch a number of films about the man as well. Of course, I thought this flick would be a doc that focused specifically on Guevara’s last days in Bolivia and his subsequent execution.
I was totally wrong.
Millions of posters and T-shirts all over the world have been adorned with the same iconic image of Che Guevara, but it remains a footnote that this ubiquitous image was based on a photograph taken by famous Cuban photographer Alberto ‘Korda’ Diaz. This film profiles Diaz, telling the story of his life, his career, and the infamous photograph known as ‘Guerillero heroico.’
~ Cammila Albertson, All Movie Guide
Here is the trailer…
This is a really interesting take on the Cuban Revolution, the mythologizing of Guevara and the power of images.
Watch the entire film at Joe Nolan’s Insomnia.