2nd November 2005




A film, based on the books written by the famous revolutionary Che Guevara and his companion Alberto Granado about a journey of self-discovery across Argentina, is being shown at the University of Lincoln as part of the Cine Latino series.


Walter Salles’ adaptation of ‘The Motorcyle Diaries’ follows the lives of Grando, a 29-year-old biochemist, and Guevara, an asthma-stricken 23-year-old medical student, as they embark on a mammoth road trip to fulfil a dream they share to explore Latin America.


This film is about the relationships of these two men as they travel through disparate conditions to see the truth behind South America.


They don't want to see the artificiality of the capital city or the rich but the honest, hard-working Spanish people of South America.


For the two the social struggles and injustices witnessed en route awaken their political consciousness — and in the case of Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna seal his future as a revolutionary icon.


‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ will be shown on Monday 7th November in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 7pm. All are welcome and admission is free.


The University of Lincoln’s popular series of Spanish and Latin American films entitled Cine Latino are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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