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Two pictures: Dead Ché

Soy cámara online

Screenplay and direction: Andrés Hispano

Editing and realization: Toni Curcó

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Duration: 6min 40 s

Synopsis: The universality of Ché, his inspirational aura, is based on two images; one taken a year after the revolution triumphed, with his two-dimensional outline, the other taken just hours after his execution, a hieratic body with a pictorial perspective. Have these photos of Ché been embalmed, as though they were Lenin’s corpse?  Have we turned an agnostic guerrilla leader into a Christ for the universal left? Would the figure of Ché be what it is today without these images?

Authors: Andrés Hispano

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