El día que me quieras: History, Myth and Che Guevara


  • John Hess San Francisco State University


At the end of a Cuban documentary, called «Che Comandante, Amigo,» (Bernabé Hernández, 1977), we see the following sequence of images: murals and posters with Che's image, crowds of exuberant young Cubans run toward the camera, and then a young boy, about five or so with flowing blonde locks, also runs toward the camera laughing, and then the final image: a painting of Che as Christ with a crown of thorns.

Biografía del autor/a

John Hess, San Francisco State University

JOHN HESS is Co-founder and Co-editor of Jump-Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, and has taught Film Studies at San Francisco State University, Ithaca College, The University of Maryland, and American University. He has written extensively on Latin American Cinema and is currently writing a book on Cuban Cinema. Correspondence: John Hess, 46565th Street, Oakland, California, USA, 94609. Email: jhess@igc.apc.org.