Cuba, an African Odyssey (2007)

Politics / 1h58m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

From 1961 to 1991, the African continent was a battleground for four different competing interests. The Soviet Union wanted to extend its influence into a new continent; the U.S. lusted after Africa's natural resources; former European empires felt their grip on the area weaken; and newly formed African nations fought to defend their recently won independence. When the latter called on Cuban guerillas to aid them in their struggle, Castro and Cuba stepped in to build a new offensive strategy, which would have long-lasting influence on developing countries in their battles against colonialism.
From Che Guevara's efforts in the Congo to the triumphant battle at Cuito Cuanavale, this revealing, award-winning documentary adds to our understanding of the Cold War, and tells the story of those internationalists who won their battles but ultimately lost the war.

Directed by Jihan el Tahri

Info

Languages
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
English Subtitles
Location
Angola, Congo, Cuba, South Africa
Produced
France
Regions
Various
Cuba, an African Odyssey

Distribution

Jihan El Tahri
4 rue Lacépède 75005 PARIS France
T:+33 (0)1 4238 6195
www.jihaneltahri.com