Cuba: An African Odyssey
Don't you just love a good war?
This 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 focuses on Cuban efforts in Congo, Guinea-Bissau and during the war in Angola. It 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.
120 minutes, Parental Guidance
Where's it showing?
Fidel Castro and others
|Produced by||BBC Films, ITVS, Temps Noir, arte|
IMDB page | FPB Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Violence||Very little impact|
|Comments||A documentary which chronicles Africa's struggle for independence, and Cuba's role.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||15|
|Average .. 75%||15|
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