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Yo. I've not submitted anything for a while, so here you go something from uni. I made this for fun after getting the idea the other morning while in the shower. That day I printed n cut out my stencil, the next day I painted & animated it - on my shower wall.

The idea is basically how the image of Che Guevara is eradicating, its just an image nowadays - iconic nonetheless - but iconic of what? Ignorant rebellion? Most people (like myself) need to scratch beneath the surface to see what's there.

I guess you'd class this as stop motion animation?

Music recorded by me and my friend this morning, a few sounds used from the free sound project (thanks to Sikoses & Corsica_S)

It's a shame to say it - because youtube is slowly devolving, being taken over by adverts and such, but you can see a higher quality version on Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=IqJU2zQPX1Y

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RipvanfishRipvanfish

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 11, 2010

buena

Es una pena que ignorantes como webchameleon se dejen engañar tan facil pór medios de comunicacion tan controlados como son el UK times, el Che fue mas que un revolucionario fue un líder y un libertador y luchador por el pueblo.



HauntedBarnHauntedBarn

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 11, 2010

Fantastic

Great animation! And to all the haters: just because you don't agree with the view points of great man does not make him ungreat. The most admirable thing that Che has done is his selfless dedication of his life to an Idea, a trait we could all admire and emulate, even if your idea is a polar opposite.



godyousuckgodyousuck

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars January 10, 2010

How far did you scratch?

I have a suggestion for you, listen to Holiday in Cambodia by the Dead Kennedy's. The opening line is just for you and every other douche out there that would in any way idolize a symbol of disgusting inhumanity. I for one and glad Che is no longer chic.



webchameleonwebchameleon

Rated 0 / 5 stars January 10, 2010

Both icons, only one mass-murderer.

I gave this a zero for your poor [and insulting] logic (see end) and failure to acknowledge history. The blood was appropriate. For your reference, The UK TIMES wrote an article on The REAL Che Guevera citing primary sources, including Che himself:

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[...] They turned a blind eye to anything that did not fit in with their idealised image of Guevara. A prolific diarist, Guevara nevertheless wrote vividly of his role as an executioner. In one passage he described the execution of Eutimio Guerra, a peasant and army guide.

"I fired a .32calibre bullet into the right hemisphere of his brain which came out through his left temple," was Guevara's clinical description of the killing. "He moaned for a few moments, then died."

This was the first of many "traitors" to be subjected to what Guevara called "acts of justice".

THERE WAS SELDOM ANY TRIAL. "I carried out a very summary inquiry and then the peasant Aristidio was executed," he wrote about another killing. "It is not possible to tolerate even the suspicion of treason."

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But his first job after the rebels marched in triumph into Havana in 1959 was running a "PURIFYING COMMISSION" and supervising executions at Havana's La Cabana prison.

"He would climb on top of a wall . . . and lie on his back smoking a Havana cigar while watching the executions," the author quotes Dariel Alarcon Ramirez, one of Guevara's former comrades in arms, as saying.

In a six-month period, Guevara implemented Castro's orders with zeal, putting 180 prisoners in front of the firing squad after summary trials, according to Machover. Jose Vilasuso, an exiled lawyer, recalled Guevara instructing his "court" in the prison: "Don't drag out the process. This is a revolution. Don't use bourgeois legal methods, THE PROOF IS SECONDARY. We must act through conviction. We're dealing with a bunch of criminals and assassins."

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Stencil Hitler next, then superimpose the Wal*mart logo. He was a mass murderer; Wal*mart sells cheap stuff; both icons. The correlation fits there as well.


Mogly responds:

You gotta see it from my point of view mate, and many other peoples. Many are ignorant to bits of history like this that tell the true story of Che. Like I said in the animation, he is now primarily an icon that offers little value behind the image, wouldn't you agree?

Atleast in your eyes - see how he has become just a 'faceless' icon to many- which is how people can walk around with his face on their shirts, with his poster on there wall, how I could create this animation even; all in ignorance, not knowing squat. You see?


fede1920fede1920

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 10, 2010

Why yes ernesto guevara is from Argentina

He was born in Hulalaoo's city , Rosario , and he was quite an impressive politic and visiorany.

but seriously , his image has become way to commercialized :(

nice animation btw