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Cuba, une odyssée africaine

Author: Jihan El-TahriAlain GomisTemps noir (Firm)Big Sister (Firm)British Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: [France] : Arte Video ; Chicago : Distributed by Facets Video, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on how the Cold War played itself out in Africa, showing how Cuba became a key player in the proxy battles between the United States and Russia, and in various African independence movements.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
Television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jihan El-Tahri; Alain Gomis; Temps noir (Firm); Big Sister (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Independent Television Service.; Yleisradio Oy.; VPRO.; Centre national de la cinématographie (France); ARTE France.; Special Broadcasting Service (Australia); Arte Video (Firm); Facets Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565807561 9781565807563
OCLC Number: 222084227
Language Note: Choice of French, English, German, Spanish, or Portuguese narration ; optional French, English, German, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 2007.
Credits: Chef opérateur de prise de vues [= Cinematography], Frank-Peter Lehmann ; chef monteur [= editor], Gilles Bovon ; musique originale [= music], Frères Guisse.
Performer(s): English narration read by Jihan El-Tahri ; French narration read by Alain Gomis.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 190 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, all regions ; 16:9 aspect ratio ; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Part one (ca. 91 min.) : The spark: from independence to chaos --
Lumumba seeks outside help --
The coveted minerals of the Congo --
Lumumba must go! --
Che's African tour: Internationalism as an alternative --
Preparing for a secret mission --
Che in Congo --
Amilcar Cabral: The Empire's Achilles heel --
Guinea Bissau: small, poor but strategic --
Real independence, not just a flag! Part two (ca. 98 min.) : MPLA and Cuba: origins of a relationship --
A bumpy road to independence --
An internationalised civil war --
The Cubans arrive for the final battle --
Independence: America loses a battle --
America is back --
Namibian independence in return for Cuban withdrawal --
Cuba's final gamble --
Peace talks --
End of an African odyssey.
Other Titles: Cuba, an African odyssey
Fidel, der Che und die afrikanische Odyssee
Cuba y la odisea Africana
Cuba, uma odisseia Africana
Responsibility: Arte Video presents ; with the support of CNC ; Temps Noir - Big Sister ; Arte France ; ITVS ; BBC ; SBS-TV Australia ; YLE ; VPRO ; réalisation [= director], Jihan El-Tahri.

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Documentary on how the Cold War played itself out in Africa, showing how Cuba became a key player in the proxy battles between the United States and Russia, and in various African independence movements.

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