An urgent meditation on the legacy of revolutionary war and the long shadows of colonialism framed by the combatants, survivors and inheritors of violence.
1965: Che Guevara undertakes a secret mission to DR Congo to support the liberation movement.
Fifty years later we travel to Belgium, Cuba, Tanzania and eastern Congo in search of those who fought alongside – and against – this global icon. We find the Belgian former mercenary who says his years fighting in the mountains of eastern Congo were the best of his life; the Cuban generals and Congolese soldiers that Che Guevara trained. We hear solutions and ideas for how the country can change from men and women striving to raise their children with dignity and hope.
Narrated by a Congolese radio journalist, her voice and rare footage and images, provide signs for the country’s vital future as it wavers once again on the cusp of great generational change.
CHE IN CONGO
IMAGE: JAN-JOSEPH STOK
A DREAM OF LIBERATION
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