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THE KORDAVISION: THE MAN WHO SHOT CHE GUEVARA ON DVD SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 FROM LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT

THE KORDAVISION: THE MAN WHO SHOT CHE GUEVARA ON DVD SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 FROM LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT

Fidel Castro’s personal photographer, Alberto Korda was responsible for one of the world’s most iconic photographs – the now ubiquitous portrait of revolutionary Che Guevara.  The image, captured on March 5, 1960 at a memorial service in Havana, has become an international symbol for rebellion – crossing all political, cultural and social borders. 

On September 2, Liberation Entertainment debuts the DVD release of the documentary Kordavision: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara, an award-winning biography of one of the twentieth century’s most important photojournalists. This documentary arrives on DVD just weeks before the 41st anniversary of Che Guevara’s death and surrounds the release of Steven Soderbergh’s new Che biopic Guerrilla starring Academy Award®- winner Benicio Del Toro. SRP is $19.97, and the DVD will be packaged in a striking, red-foil cover. Bonus features include audio commentary by director, Hector Cruz Sandoval, deleted scenes, extended candid interviews with Fidel Castro, trailers, and a photo essay.

As Fidel Castro’s personal photographer, the man born as Alberto Diaz Gutierrez and later referred to as Korda captured more than 12,000 images of the Cuban Revolution as it unfolded. His photographs have garnered international acclaim, decorated museum galleries, and adorned more T-shirts and bedrooms walls worldwide than anyone could possibly calculate.  Despite his fame, Korda remained one of the most humble artisans the world had ever known. No other image in history has been reproduced as many times as Korda’s portrait of Che Guevara, yet the photographer never profited from the image he gave to the world.

With Cuba’s future in a state of constant and escalating speculation, Kordavision: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara reveals a country through the eyes of the men who not only chronicled, but forged, its history. The documentary, offering a unique perspective on Cuba’s history, potentially shattering pre-conceptions that have stood for decades, is a unique hybrid of biography and travelogue, culminating in a reunion between photographer and subject as Castro greets Korda for the first time in three decades.

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Hector Cruz Sandoval’s directorial debut has collected awards and nominations in over two dozen festivals worldwide. In the USA, it was included in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Contemporary Documentary and Special Oscar Consideration screenings. In Cuba, the film has been officially sanctioned as “an important work of cultural significance.”

ABOUT LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT
Launched in 2006 by influential media entrepreneur Jay Boberg, with the financial backing of media and communications private-equity firm Clarity Partners LP, Liberation Entertainment is an independently held visual content company that specializes in the production of, and worldwide sales & distribution of, feature films and television.  The company offers over 300 film titles & 2500 hours of television in its international sales catalogue.  Recent new feature film releases include “Shotgun Stories”, ”Girls Rock”, and “Take”, starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner.  Through its distribution partnership with Regent Releasing and Here! Films, Liberation has released such films as “The Hottie & the Nottie” starring Paris Hilton, “Stephanie Dailey” starring Amber Tamblyn and Tilda Swinton, “ShowBusiness: the Road to Broadway” and “Shelter.” Liberation Entertainment operates out of offices in Los Angeles and London.

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