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Goodbye Letter

People may die, but never their ideas. Norberto Forgione has carried out an inexhaustible research on Che Guevara for almost 30 years. In 1996 in Vallegrande, Bolivia, he collaborated in the search for the bodies who died during the guerrilla war led by Che Guevara in 1967, and he has not stopped since then.
A life devoted to an investigation, an exercise of courage, an intimate, emotional and historical journey that confronts and questions the official Cuban narrative about his death, and allows him to ask himself if history hides another story.

  • aldana Juarez Czeplowodzki
  • Norberto Oscar Forgione
  • Rafael Cerveró
  • Claudia Marina Rabanaque
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    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    27,922,110 EUR
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    Argentina, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Cuba, Peru, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - aldana Juarez Czeplowodzki

Aldana Juárez Czeplowodzki (1990) is a cinematographer born in Argentina, who has been living in Barcelona for 3 years. She studied Image and Sound Design at the Buenos Aires University and graduated with honors for academic excellence. All her work is deeply connected to her life experience, exploring the limits of reality, to create a critique and reflection on the systems of power established. A deeply ingrained documentary, where the observation of the human and spatial environment makes up a particular type of narrative. His work is often characterized by creating intimate contrasts where the resul- ting narratives often take the form of an omnipresent narrator.
She was a professor at the UBA University and a teacher of audiovisual production at the ORT School. She started working in au- diovisual production at the age of 22 for the TV channel Canal Encuentro (Arg), as a pro- duction assistant. She directed her first short film ``Eslabón 16", which portrays the odys- sey of 16 workers who recovered a chain factory, winner of INCAA TV award and multi- ple awards at national level and with projection in different international festivals. She coordinated the collective identity workshop with a gender perspective and photography, where she worked with a group of women in social vulnerability. Co-directed an experimental documentary about the Villa 21 (a marginal neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires with more than 70,000 thousand inhabitants) selected in festivals nationwide. She is currently co-directing the documentary about the life of Marianela Nuñez, prima ballerina of the London Royal Ballet. She develops projects for bsglobaltv

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I have known Norberto for more than 10 years, he is the partner of my mother-in-law Claudia. When we met I was studying at the University of Buenos Aires, and I quickly joined him as a pro- duction assistant on his first documentary "De sus queridas pre- sencias". I didn't know exactly why at the time, but there was so- mething in what he did that attracted me. And perhaps it was what we both shared: the link with Cuba and communism. My maternal grandfather, who joined the revolution as a paediatri- cian in 1959, and my grandmother who was the director of an or- phanage for children, both young communists, who ran away from home because of their ideals. For several years now, I have been trying to understand this urge to understand what the revo- lution and communist ideas meant for my family.
Together with Norberto, we realised that we could unite with the purpose of deconstructing history, and put on the table all the contradictions surrounding Che's exciting life, a search for the truth that mobilised us both.