Che, The Argentine

 <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0.5in;"><i>The Argentine (Che, Part One), </i>directed by Steven Soderbergh, spotlights Ernesto “Che” Guevara and the Cuban Revolution.&nbsp; In this half of the film, the first of Che’s guerrilla war strategies are shown.&nbsp; Guevara wrote in his <i>Guerrilla Warfare:&nbsp; A Method</i> that for a revolution to be successful, it is not necessary for the perfect conditions to be present, but that the important thing is that the revolution exists. Soderbergh displayed the revolution true to Che’s beliefs by showcasing the effective guerilla warfare Guevara knew and loved.&nbsp; After the revolution, Guevara wished to export the revolution to different parts of Latin America and Africa with the hope to fix the injustice occurring in those areas as well (Kornbluh, <i>Death of Che Guevara: Declassified</i>).&nbsp; </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0.5in;">When Guevara encounters new recruits in the film, he is very strict on the guerillas he allows in his ranks.&nbsp; First, the potential guerilla must have a weapon to use in the revolution.&nbsp; Guevara wrote this standard his <i>Guerrilla Warfare: A Method.</i>&nbsp; When a woman who wanted to help with the revolution came forewords without a rifle, Guevara put her to work as a school teacher inside the camp to help educate the illiterate community.&nbsp; By teaching those who are not able to read and write, the population becomes less likely to remain in a peasantry state of being (Guevara, <i>Guerrilla Warfare</i>).&nbsp; </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0.5in;">In the film, when the guerillas plot to destroy a supply truck, Che instructs them to make bigger plans.&nbsp; His reason for this is that the Cuban Army can tell the public that the incident was caused simply by reckless driving, which would deny the existence of the revolution at hand.&nbsp; This goes back to Che’s point that for the revolution to succeed, it must exist (Guevara<i>, Guerrilla Warfare</i>).&nbsp; By attacking an objective that can’t be written off as a mishap by the controlling power, the revolution gains strength.&nbsp; In the movie, Che is shown at the United Nations speaking out to other Latin American countries in attempt to spark his same feelings toward not only Fulgencio Batista, but the United States as a whole.&nbsp; Guevara’s <i>Message to the Tricontinental</i> expresses his hatred for imperialism and capitalism.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0.5in;">Not seen in the film was the installment of Castro as dictator of Cuba, and Guevara’s actions in Bolivia.&nbsp; After the Cuban revolution, Che and Fidel grew apart, because Fidel’s alliances began accusing him of “harming the communist cause” by supporting Guevara’s guerilla activity (Kornbluh, <i>Death of Che Guevara</i>).&nbsp; It was in Bolivia where Guevara was captured after being injured in battle, and was later killed in captivity.&nbsp; It wasn’t until much later that Guevara’s death was advanced not by his wound in battle but by an executioner so as to not raise sympathy for Guevara and his ideas.&nbsp; </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0.5in;">The film <i>Che, Part 1 </i>does an excellent job in showcasing the guerrilla tactics of Ernesto Guevara by recreating many of revolutionary conquests.&nbsp; Within the film, Guevara’s concern for the education of the lower class is observed, and his will to create a better, more equal Cuba is shown through ought its entirety.&nbsp; </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='' alt='' /></div>