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snapped a photo of Ernesto Che Guevara. Eight years later, the image exploded throughout Europe and Latin America, where it became a symbol of protest and dissent. Today, the photograph remains one of the most dominant icons of the twentieth century. CHEVOLUTION is a film about a single photograph, and how this portrait, with its enigmatic gaze, became a symbol of countless visions for change.
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The people in this film are at best delusional in their assessment of Guevara. In an attempt to re-write history they even go so far as to compare the corpse of Guevara to Christ! I almost choked. But everyone agrees that the image of Guevara was to be shared by all as a symbol of cooperation that spits in the eye of capitalism. That is until Guevara and Korda died. Then Korda's heiress and daughter decided to err on the side of capitalism and copyright the image. Ironic, isn't it? This whole film is a left wing, Marxist puff piece by those in desperate need of a hero where none exists. I suggest if you watch this to follow up by doing your own research to see who Guevara really was in life.
The Che image is mesmerizing. He is amazingly sexy. But he was also a close comrade of Castro. A medical doctor, when he returned to Cuba he took up arms instead of medicine and murdered many. He said revolution cannot take place without love, but also believed guns and fighting and murder a part of it. The fact that the photographer who took the photo did not receive credit due to communist laws is insane. The image has become one of anyone who just thinks they are on the fringe. But whose fringe are you on? You can't work at Apple and think you are on the fringe. You can't save your stock options and fight for equality through socialism and anti-capitolism and wear a Che shirt unless you have some kind of large weapon under your desk and are planning to take over the government.
There doesn't seem to be a perfect form of government. There is always a rich and always a poor and always a huge divide between.Read more ›
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