The True Story of Che Guevara

A Film by Maria Wye Berry

The documentary film “The True Story Of Che Guevara” presented on The History Channel tells the most relevant episodes of Ernesto Che Guevara’s life. In this film the man is separated from the myth, from his training in Argentina to his encounter with Fidel Castro and his participation in the battlefields of the Cuban revolution followed by his failed campaign in the Congo and his subsequent murder in the mountainous jungles of Bolivia The film is presented with a neutral optics and well documented by its director Maria Wye Berry.

Cast & Crew

Jon Lee Anderson
Carlos “Calica” Ferrer
Benigno Ramírez
Mario Ramírez Reyes
Sam G. Preston
Jay Costelo
Presidente Evo Morales.

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use)
Directed By: María Wye Berry
Written By: Maria Wye Berry, Jon Lee Anderson
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Studio:Wilde Eyes Productions

The History Channel



The film also has real images of Che Guevara as well as characters, contemporary events, and interviews to the biography writer Jon Lee Anderson, author of the book “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life.” A very important addition to this project are the testimonials narrated by key people like Carlos “Calica” Ferrer, the friend that accompanied Ernesto in his adventures at a motorcycle before becoming the “Che” persona, Benigno Ramirez, the ex-partner of battles in Cuba and Evo Morales, current president of Bolivia.

To play the revolutionary icon “El Che” the Mexican actor Mario Ramírez Reyes prepared himself during almost two years, since every detail had to be taken care of to be faithful to his historic persona. Details such as the way Che spoke, wrote, walked with his boots untied, shot every weapon, smoked cigar even though he had asthma and many more details were very precise. Ramírez recognizes this performance has been one of the biggest challenges of his acting career.

The “Che,” a controversial guerilla leader, is for some a hero and for others a murderer. The creators of “The True Story of Che Guevara” present a well documented version that despite creating a plethora of opinions regarding the heroism or despotism of Ernesto, has been positively received by international audiences that now know a little more about the life of the controversial commander Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, “El Che.”

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