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Spain Rodriguez (1940-2012), Che Cover, 2008

Spain Rodriguez (1940-2012), Che Cover, 2008

Screening  |  El Che with introduction by Dr. Albert Michaels

Part of M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney

Friday, January 11, 2013, 4–5:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

This movie is a profile of Latin American guerilla leader Ernesto Guevara, revered by his supporters around the globe as "El Che." Born in 1928 in Argentina, Che Guevara believed that revolution was necessary to free Latin American people from oppression. An ally of Fidel Castro, he served in the Cuban government from 1961 to 1965. He left Cuba to join the cause of revolution in Bolivia, where he was killed by the Bolivian army in 1967. El Che's story is told with archival films and photographs, as well as commentary by historians.

Professor Albert Michaels, Ph.D., is an associate curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and a member of the history and honors faculties at Buffalo State College. He is a specialist on twentieth-century Latin American history, US foreign policy and Western New York historical art. He has written many books and articles including “The Mexican Revolution 1910-1940,” “Sandinista Mischief,” and “The Media as an Adversary Culture,” and helped produce and write the introduction to Classic Buffalo." He taught for many years at the University of Buffalo, where he received the Milton Plesur Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Michaels was in Bolivia in 1967 – the same time as Che Guevara.

This program is free for Burchfield Penney members and a suggested donation of $10 for "not yet" members.