Loyola University (downtown) Corboy Law Center, Room 422 25 E. Pearson, Chicago (one block north of the Chicago and State CTA Redline stop)
Sunday May 17 Cuba: An African Odyssey (2007)
From Che Guevara's military in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. This documentary is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. At the very height of the Cold War, Cuba earned the enmity of the US rulers by its unwavering commitment to the principle that Africa should be governed by the genuine representatives of its peoples. To that end they 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.
Sponsors: Loyola University Department of Sociology, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee
For more information: ChicagoALBASolidarity@gmail.com, Stan Smith 773-322-3168