Chevolution


1h 26m 2008

Brief Synopsis

How did the iconic image of Che Guevara end up on beer bottles and bikinis? This inquiry into the ethics and aesthetics of appropriation investigates how the enduring symbol of Cuba's revolution skyrocketed to fame and was ultimately devoured by its own worst enemy: capitalism.

Film Details

Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fortissimo Films; Red Envelope Entertainment
Distribution Company
Red Envelope Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

How did the iconic image of Che Guevara end up on beer bottles and bikinis? This inquiry into the ethics and aesthetics of appropriation investigates how the enduring symbol of Cuba's revolution skyrocketed to fame and was ultimately devoured by its own worst enemy: capitalism.

Film Details

Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fortissimo Films; Red Envelope Entertainment
Distribution Company
Red Envelope Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Encounters) April 23-May 4, 2008.

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Encounters) April 23-May 4, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.)