Friday, March 18, 2005

Diario de Motocicleta

On sick leave and with nothing much to do but eat and rest, caught this on DVD.  Subtitled "The Motorcycle Diaries," the movie tells the story of the young Che Guevarra as he embarks on a life-changing cross-Latin America trip with his best friend, Alberto Granado, before he goes off and finish medical school.  Seeing the world out there where injustice is a given and prejudice is a thing one has to live with, he returns to Argentina a changed man. What started as a sight-seeing trip begat one of the most famous revolutionaries. As the blurb says, let the world change you and you can change the world. if it weren't true, this would sound trite but it simply is true.  Oftentimes, we're locked in the comforts and sights of the big city that we fail to see what's out there.


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