Freddy Ilanga: El Traductor del Che (2009)

Freddy Ilanga: Che's Swahili Translator

Immigration / 24m / Short / Documentary

Synopsis

In 1965, Freddy Ilanga, a fifteen-year-old Congolese youth, became Che Guevara's personal Swahili translator during the latter's secret mission in the Congo. Later, the Cuban authorities sent Freddy to Cuba. A temporary stay stretched out to 40 years, until 2003 when he received an unexpected phone call from Bukavu. His long-lost family had finally found him. This is a documentary about migration, displacement, and the high human costs of exile and family separation.

Directed by Katrin Hansing

Info

Languages
Spanish
English Subtitles
Location
Cuba
Produced
Cuba, South Africa, United States
Regions
Caribbean
Freddy Ilanga: El Traductor del Che

Distribution

Katrin Hansing T:1-786-390-6020. E:katrinhansing@gmail.com