Cuba: An African Odyssey (France, Egypt)

Directed by Jihan El Tahir

2007, 118 min.

In French, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish with English subtitles

Cuba: An African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for a variety of revolutionary and independence movements on the African continent from the mid-1960s through the early 1990s. These include Che Guevara's military campaign in the Congo to avenge the execution of the country's first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Lumumba; Cuba's support of Amilcar Cabral's uprising in Guinea-Bissau; and the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola, which led to the independence of Namibia and the fall of apartheid in South Africa.