From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. Cuba: An African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for various African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. This film attempts to understand the world today through the saga of these Cuban internationalists who won every battle but ultimately lost the war.
Cuba: An African Odyssey
Director: Jihan El-Tahri
Country: Egypt, South Africa, and France
Running Time: 118 min.
Language: French, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
New York African Film Festival