Film

Cuba - An African Odyssey

Themed Days: Angola, Namibia, South Africa

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
Exhibition Hall 1
9 pm
Free admission
Still from the film "Cuba: An African Odyssey"

D: Jihan El-Tahri, documentary, France/Egypt 2007, 180 min, English subtitles


The film focuses on a hitherto largely neglected aspect of the Cold War period: 300,000 Cubans supported the revolutionary liberation struggles in Africa up to the end of the Cold War, helping the young nations in their fight against their former and new colonial powers. Jihan El-Tahri found these impressive archive recordings of Nelson Mandela and Che Guevara, who operated under the name of Tatu during the Congo mission.