Cuba, an African Odyssey

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Cuba, an African Odyssey
Directed by Jihan El Tahri
Produced by Temps Noir
Screenplay by Jihan El Tahri
Music by Les Frères Guissé
Cinematography Frank Meter Lehmann
Edited by Gilles Bovon
Release date
Running time
118 minutes
Country France

Cuba, an African Odyssey is a French 2007 documentary film directed by Jihan El Tahri.


The documentary follows the numerous Cold War conflicts which erupted on the African continent from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, focusing on Cuba's instrumental role in some of the leading African nationalist movements. It narrates the developing concept of "internationalism" on the continent, which provided the impetuous for Cuban military interventions in Angola, Ethiopia, and elsewhere.


  • Vues d’Afrique de Montréal 2007
  • Sunny Side of the Docs, Marseille 2006
  • FESPACO 2007