Cuba, an African Odyssey

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Cuba, an African Odyssey
Directed byJihan El-Tahri
Screenplay byJihan El-Tahri
Produced byTemps Noir
CinematographyFrank Meter Lehmann
Edited byGilles Bovon
Music byLes Frères Guissé
Release date
  • 3 October 2007 (2007-10-03)
Running time
190 minutes (Part 1: 97 minutes; Part 2: 93 minutes)

Cuba, an African Odyssey is a French 2007 documentary film directed by Jihan El-Tahri.[1] The film was shown on Arte in two parts and released on DVD on 3 October 2007.[2]


From the early 1960s to the early 1990s, Cuba was instrumental in supporting a number of leftist insurgencies and nationalist movements on the African continent, which it justified under the communist theory of proletarian internationalism. The documentary focuses on Cuba's role in the decolonization of Africa and the extent of its military intervention in several postcolonial African conflicts, such as the South African Border War, Angolan Civil War, and the Ogaden War.


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


  1. ^ "Cuba: An Afridan Odyssey". African Film Festival New York. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Cuba, une odyssée africaine" [Cuba, an African odyssey]. Le Monde diplomatique (in French). October 2007. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2021.

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