Thursday, October 15th, 7:00pm
Doc Watchers & African Film Festival, Inc. Present:
Cuba: An African Odyssey
Jihan El-Tahri, 2015, 117 min
This film chronicles the crucial role that Cuba played in securing the independence of nations throughout Africa. At the very height of the Cold War, Cuba risked the enmity of both superpowers by its unwavering commitment to the principle that Africa should be governed by the genuine representatives of its peoples. Cuba provided invaluable support to liberation struggles throughout the continent. The film reveals incredible events that span thirty years, from Che Guevara's covert mission to avenge the death of Patrice Lumumba, to Fidel Castro's command of the decisive battle in Angola and the negotiations with Apartheid South Africa that finally ended the war.
Reception to follow screening.