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Tribeca '08: Trisha Ziff on "Chevolution"

25 April 2008 7:19 AM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

By Stephen Saito

[For complete coverage of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, check out Ifc's Tribeca page.]

Che Guevara probably never envisioned his image on a crystal-encrusted T-shirt as he traversed the Cuban countryside with thoughts of political upheaval. But there's the rub of featuring front and center in the most reproduced photograph of the 20th century.

"Che died, but thousands of Ches were born," remarks Diana Diaz during "Chevolution," a documentary making its world premiere in the Encounters section of this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Diaz is the daughter of Alberto "Korda" Diaz, a Cuban photographer who took the iconic shot of the revolutionary that originally went unused by the newspaper it was commissioned for and existed only as a print on Korda's wall. It wasn't until after Guevara's death in 1968 that the image called "Guerrillero Heroico" found its way into his memorial service and became the inspiration for protests and pop art the world over. For the past three years, Trisha Ziff »

- Stephen Saito

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