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Title:

CUBA - UNE ODYSÉE AFRICAINE

Title German:FIDEL, DER CHE UND DIE AFRIKANISCHE ODYSSEE
Title English:CUBA: AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY
Country:Frankreich 2007
Format:BetaSP
Colour:Colour and b/w
Language:OF frz.m.dt. UT
Length:120 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa X


Director :El-Tahri, Jihan
Screenplay:El-Tahri, Jihan
Cinematography:Lehmann, Frank Peter
Editing:Bovon, Gilles
Music:Les Frères Guissé
Sound:Baker, James
  
Producer:Temps Noir
Production company:Arte France
 BBC Films



Storyline



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Behind the so-called "cold" war, four adversaries with conflicting interests face off in the African continent: the Soviets want to expand their influence; the United States intend to appropriate the continent`s natural riches; the former empires seek to revive their shaky colonial power; and the young nations defend their newlywon independence, armed with an ideal: internationalism. African revolutionaries like Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral and Agostinho Neto call on Cuban guerrillas to help them in their struggle. Cuba will play a central role on the continent. From Che Guevara`s tragicomic epic in the Congo up to the triumph of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola, this film tells the story of the internationalists whose saga is at the basis of today’s word: they won all the battles, but end up loosing the war.


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FESPACO 2007, Ouagadougou: besondere Erwähnung der Jury
Festival "Vues d’Afrique" 2007, Montreal: Preis für die beste Regie
Weitere Auszeichnungen bei (Dokumentarfilm-) Festivals in Marseille (2006), Lissabon, Johannesburg und New York (alle 2007).
FESPACO 2007, Ouagadougou: une mention spéciale du jury
Festival "Vues d’Afrique" 2007, Montréal: Le prix de la meilleure réalisatrice
Autres récompenses lors de festivals (de films documentaires) à Marseille (2006), Lisbonne, Johannesburg et New York (tous en 2007).


  • Fidel, der Che und die afrikanische Odyssee