Released directly to American home video in 1998, EL CHE: INVESTIGATING A LEGEND is a French-Spanish coproduction on the life and work of the Latin American revolutionary Ernesto Guevara, comprised of archival film and photos, and interviews with people who knew him. Superficial and
poorly made, this documentary sheds little new light on its subject.
In the early 1950s, Ernesto Guevara, son of a privileged Argentine family, left medical school and toured South America by motorcycle. The trip gave Guevara a sense of identity as a Latin American and politicized him through encounters with impoverished and exploited workers. After completing his
studies, Guevara w...