The True Story of Che Guevara, directed by Maria Wye Berry, details the life of Ernesto Guevara, or Che as he is commonly known. The film begins “A hero to some. A monster to others. He hoped to start a third World War. The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.” Indeed he has. The documentary is a more informative piece that analyzes every major event in Guevara’s life. However, it mainly covers the story of Ernesto (Che) rather than both him and Alberto. The film also, interestingly focuses on the evil side of him, detailing the ways he mercilessly fought in battle and how he found it easy to take a man’s life for whatever reason he could find.
The film is, in general, a detailed version of the story told in the book. Numerous historical experts and first-hand witnesses were interviewed to speak on Che’s colorful personality. Which, ultimately added to the movie’s informative tone.The purpose of this film is to tell the true story of Che Guevara and to pick up the pieces of his life left after the book’s job of describing Che in his adventurous youth. The film spent a good twenty minutes talking about and explaining his youth but the main idea was circulated around his days as a man in power.