Mexico City, Mar 23 – A film and a book about Cuban heroes Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto (Che) Guevara, respectively, were presented at Cuban Embassy in this capital today.
The authors and presenters of both testimonies are historians and journalists Adys Cupull and Froilan Gonzalez, who have written more than 30 books, many of which have been translated into several languages.
Cienfuegos and Guevara, members of the revolutionary army led by Fidel Castro, earned the rank of commander and were the main chiefs in the war against tyrant Fulgencio Batista.
The documentary “La Casa del Roble” (The Oak’s House), referring to Cienfuegos’s home, is based on an interview by Mexican journalist Gerardo Unzueta with that commander on September 19, 1959.
The book “Con la Mirada al Sur” (Looking South) consists of three parts: birth and childhood, adolescence and youth of Che Guevara.
The opening speech was given by Cuban Ambassador Dagoberto Rodriguez, who highlighted the documented and extensive work by Cupull and Gonzalez.
Mexican personalities, including Yeidckol Polevnsky and Rene Ortiz, who referred to Cupull and Gonzalez’s fruitful work, as well as friendship between Mexico and Cuba, also took the floor at the event. Finally, a poem about Cienfuegos, by Cuban poet and Cultural Attaché Waldo Leyva, was read.
Source: Prensa Latina