Feb 24 2010

KPFK Fund Drive Day 23

CheNewly unearthed images by the legendary Cuban photographer Alberto Korda show Fidel Castro and Che Guevara playing golf and fishing in military uniform and riding on the back of a vehicle heavily armed. The photos are to be auctioned off for thousands of dollars. Alberto Korda is best known for taking a photo of Argentine doctor-turned-revolutionary Che Guevara, that has become the most reproduced photo in history. The iconic image of Che is seen on countless posters, T-shirts, murals, water bottles, children’s clothing, and even beer. While some struggle to bind Che to his historical context, others celebrate his transcendence through Korda’s image, appreciating him as a symbol of revolution. In their groundbreaking new documentary, “Chevolution”, film makers Trisha Ziff and Luis Lopez explore the history of Korda’s image by which many of us know Che today, and examine the reasons why it became so popular. Chevolution features Korda’s daughter Dianna Diaz, and his student Jose Figueroa, as well as actors Antonio Banderas and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Films about Che Guevara have always been popular like the 2004 Motorcycle Diaries. In December 2008, the acclaimed film maker Steven Soderbergh dramatized the life of Che Guevara in a two-part bio-pic starring Benecio del Toro as Che. Shot in a cinema-verite style, the first half called Argentine, focuses on Guevara’s experiences in Cuba and the revolution, while part two called Guerilla, follows Che’s attempt to bring revolution to Bolivia and his eventual death.

Thank you Gifts:

Chevolution – $120 – limited!
The Iconic Che Pack – $200 – limited!

Call 818-985-5735 to make a pledge.

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