Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary (Shooting Script)

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Published for the first time in the U.S.—one of the two diaries on which the movie The Motorcycle Diaries is based—the moving and at times hilarious account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952.

In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from a distinguished Buenos Aires family, decided to explore their continent. They set off from Cordoba in Argentina on a Norton 500cc motorbike and traveled through Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. The duo's adventures vary from the suspenseful (stowing away on a cargo ship, exploring Incan ruins) to the comedic (falling in love, drinking, fighting...) to the serious (volunteering as firemen and at a leper colony). They worked as day laborers along the way—as soccer coaches, medical assistants, and furniture movers. The poverty and exploitation of the native population started the process that was to turn Ernesto—the debonair, fun-loving student—into Che, the revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations.

Originally published in Spanish in Cuba in 1978, the first English translation was published by Random House UK in 2003. The movie, based on Granado's and Che's diaries, directed by Walter Salles (Central Station, Behind the Sun), was produced by Robert Redford and others. Shown at the Sundance Film Festival, it generated great reviews and a frenzied auction for distribution rights, which was won by Focus Features. Granado, now 82, was a consultant to Salles during the production. 10 b/w photos.

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Published for the first time in English, an account of Che Guevara's 1952 motorcycle tour of South America, written by his close friend and travelling companion.

In 1952, Alberto Granado, a young doctor and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from a distinguished Buenos Aires family decided to explore their continent. They set off from Cordoba in Argentina on a 1949 Norton 500cc motorbike and travelled through Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Along the way, they worked as casual labourers, football coaches, medical assistants, and haulage hands.

What the two young men encountered on their journey – the poverty and exploitation of the native population – changed them forever. This crucial turning point was to turn Ernesto – the debonair, fun-loving student – into Che, the man who fought for the liberation of Cuba. To this day, Che Guevara remains Latin America's foremost hero and one of the world's great revolutionaries.

In this companion to Che's Motorcycle Diaries, Alberto Granado's book is a moving and at times hilarious account of how two carefree young men found their true purpose in life.

About the Author:

Alberto Granado, was born in Argentina in 1922. A doctor and biochemist, he lived and worked in Venezuela for several years. He moved to Cuba in 1961, where he co-founded the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Santiago. He retired in 1994.

Lucia Alvarez de Toledo (translator) is a close friend of the author's and the Guevara family. A war correspondent in Vietnam in her 20s for Argentina Broadcasting Co., she has worked as a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and interpreter.

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