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Ernesto Che Guevara, the Bolivian Diary (1994)

Ernesto Che Guevara, le journal de Bolivie (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 4 September 1996 (USA)
On October 9, 1967, Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian Army, aided by the CIA. Che's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile, attempt to spark a revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this intimate portrait.

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Richard Dindo

Writer:

Richard Dindo
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Christine Boisson ... Narrator (french version) / Récitante (voice)
Judith Burnett Judith Burnett ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ... Self (archive footage)
Klaus Knuth ... Narrator (german version) (voice)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Narrator (french version) / Récitant (voice)
Susanne-Marie Wrage ... Narrator (german version) (voice)
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On October 9, 1967, Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian Army, aided by the CIA. Che's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile, attempt to spark a revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this intimate portrait.

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Lost in translation

As a lover of diary-based history, I would like to have given this a higher score. The film maker went to great expense to travel with a full crew to Bolivia into the valleys, isolated villages and primitive camp grounds used by the guerrillas in their flight from the Bolivian army. Villagers and farmers who were eye-witnesses to the months-long chase and eventual capture of Guevara and his men described what they saw at great length and with obvious emotion. Yet not ONE WORD, not a single phrase of their valuable stories was translated. Guevara's diary, the Bolvian headlines, radio reports - all were translated. But none of the eye-witnesses were given the respect of an interpreter. A real shame. A well-executed film completely gutted of effectiveness for lack of the cost of simple translation.


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