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Freddy Ilanga: Che's Swahili Translator

Dir. Katrin Hansing
2013, 24min.

Freddy Ilanga, a fifteen-year-old Congolese youth, became Che Guevara’s personal Swahili teacher and translator during the Cuban Expedition to Congo. After seven intense months by Che’s side, the Cuban authorities sent Freddy to Cuba, displacing him from his family and abruptly changing his life. Hansing's film captures Ilanga's recollections of his time with Che, and his reconnecting with his family after 40 years of separation.

Followed by post-screening discussion with guests TBA

Earlier Event: October 24
Tatu: Che In Congo
Later Event: October 25