Cuba - An African Odyssey
Themed Days: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
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.