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“The Motorcycle Diaries” For my foreign film exercise, I watched the film “The Motorcycle Diaries” because I had heard many good things about it. I was also quite interested in the life of Che Guevara and was quite uninformed about most of what he had done. In the film, Ernesto Guevara and his best friend Alberto Granado decide to take a trip on a motorcycle totravel and explore Latin America that they had only heard and read about. Although this film takes place in the 1950s in Latin America, it still deals with topics of regional geography that are significant issues today. Various scenes in the movie touch upon issues such as nationalism and regional pride as well as dealing with topics like poverty and the proletariat’s lack of opportunity in many South American countries. Guevara and Granado cover the span of 8000 kilometers across the South American continent, traveling through such countries as Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela. During their journey, while in Chile, Guevara encounters a group of workers belonging to the homeless lower class looking for work in a mine. Guevara meets and befriends two communists who were forced off their land and to forced to leave their family because of their political beliefs.
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