- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: June 2, 2009
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Alive Mind
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Stereo - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/22/1996
"...An unromantic, yet revealing glimpse into the revolutionary mindset..."
This documentary account of exiled Cuban guerilla Che Guevara's attempt at an insurrection in Bolivia is culled from Guevara's personal journals and eyewitness accounts of the events therein. ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA, THE BOLIVIAN DIARY is compiled with objective detachment by Swiss documentarian Richard Dindo.
Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait. Che's relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his constant battle with asthma, and his distress at the death of his comrades is recounted. Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these finals days, coupled with narrations from Che's actual diaries, testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals.