Tuesday, March 6, 2012
2435 North Quad, 105 South State Street
Documentary: Cuba: An African Odyssey (France/Egypt, 2008) directed by Jihan El-Tahri In this documentary, El-Tahri returns to the unforgotten and untold story of the intense relationship between Cuba and the continent of Africa. This revealing, award-winning documentary adds to our understanding of the Cold War through its least-known context: Africa. From 1961 to 1991, the Dark Continent was a battleground for four different competing interests. From Che Guevara’s efforts in the Congo to the triumphant battle at Cuito Cuanavale, Cuba: An African Odyssey tells the story of those internationalists who won their battles but ultimately lost the War. French w/ English subtitles.