Motorcycle Diaries

My Recommended Movie of the Week: Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Based on a motorcycle journey the Argentinian legendary Ernesto “Che” Guevara took on a semester before graduating medical school with his older friend Alberto. Ernesto was well educated through med school, specializing in Leprosy which was especially infamous during that era and area. He was also a self-read, worldly-educated individual, but this movie reinforced that famous quote by Muhammad “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.” Things we’ve read were written by individual’s & their perspectives, to see the world with your very own eyes, leaves you with the opportunity to decipher truth about the world on your own.

The intention of this motorcycle journey began as 2 rascals seeking adventure around South America, but as they travel through the depths of South America and it’s growing disparity through richer & poorer, through Peru’s Leper colony, through meeting poverty-stricken peasants starving & seeking jobs due to capitalists coming and building over primitive land, new perspectives are formed in Ernesto’s mind about how the Latin-American world really is. The famous quote from Che he murmurs in this movie which has become billion’s of young revolutionary’s words is “Let the World Change you, and you can Change the World.”

I recommend this movie to anyone who wishes to see the world differently. Who wishes for change. Who loves adventure, who wishes to understand how Che Guevara at age 23 came to be the never-forgotten Revolutionary leader he is remembered by today.

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