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Cuba, une odyssée africaine

Jihan El Tahri
United-Kingdom, France, 2007


Tënk's film review

Jihan El-Tahri manages to avoid falling into the trap here of giving an ideological account of almost three decades of Cuban interventionism in Africa. By giving a voice to key witnesses from all camps who stood to defend a complex set of strategic interests in the Congo, Guinea-Bissau and Angola, she uncovers the formidable war effort mustered by Cuba in support of a certain vision of African independence, yet without slipping into revolutionary romanticism, or echoing the anti-Castro bile of the Western media.

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Jihan El Tahri

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