The North Idaho College Latino Club will show the film The Motorcycle Diaries, a biography of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 and at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall on NIC’s main campus.
The film is about the life of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, commonly known as Che Guevara, who traveled throughout Latin America studying medicine and came into direct contact with the impoverished conditions in which many people lived. He determined that only revolution could remedy the economic inequality he had witnessed, leading him to study Marxism and become involved in Guatemala’s social revolution.
Guevara later joined Fidel Castro’s paramilitary 26th of July Movement, which seized power in Cuba in 1959. After serving in various roles in the new government and publishing information on guerrilla warfare, Guevara left Cuba in 1965 in hopes of encouraging revolution in Congo-Kinshasa and Bolivia. Guevara was executed by the Bolivian Army in 1967. After his death, Guevara became an icon of socialist revolution across the world.
NIC Latino Club Adviser and Spanish Instructor Virginia Hickman will speak briefly about the life of Guevara during the presentation.
The film is presented as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to help sponsor the NIC Latino Club trip to Guatemala are welcome.
Information: (208) 769-3398.