Film of the week: CHEVOLUTION – Special Presentation (20th July)
Directors: Trisha Ziff, Luis López
Producer: Trisha Ziff
Screenplay: Sylvia Stevens
Editor: Luis López
Cinematography: Jan Pester
Sound: Gabriel Coll Barberis
In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto “Korda” Díaz captured a photo of Ernesto “Che” Guevara during a mass funeral for the victims of an explosion in Havana Harbour – a watershed moment in the emergence of a new Cuba. The photograph was only published once, in the year it was taken. In fact, for seven years, it existed as a simple cropped print, pinned on Korda’s wall, seen only by those who visited his studio. Almost 50 years later, the image remains one of the most dominant icons of the 20th century. In the last decade, with the establishment of the Internet, the image has once again travelled the globe in many forms.
Trisha Ziff is a curator of contemporary photography, filmmaker and Guggenheim scholar. She produced the documentary Oaxacalifornia. Luis López is a filmmaker from Tijuana, Mexico, and cofounder of the production/design company LargeLab. Chevolution premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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English and Spanish with English subtitles
Mexico / 2008 / 85 min
Pacific Cinémathèque (PC)
1131 Howe Street (at Helmcken)
Entry filed under: CUBAN CINEMA, DOCUMENTALS, DOCUMENTARIES, EXHIBITIONS, FILM OF THE WEEK, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, VANCOUVER LATIN AMERICAN FILM FEST. Tags: Alberto “Korda” Díaz, Gabriel Coll Barberis, Jan Pester, Luis López, Sylvia Stevens, Trisha Ziff.