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The Motorcycle Diaries

October 21, 2010 —

The Motorcycle Diaries

International Area Studies presents "The Motorcycle Diaries" in continuation of their international film series.

"The Motorcycle Diaries" is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old. He and his friend, Alberto Granado are typical college students who, seeking fun and adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in order to do their medical residency at a leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie in which Ernesto and Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it's about "two lives running parallel for a while." The two best friends start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film is over, it's clear what each man's destiny has become.

To view the slideshow of photos for this event, please visit our Picasa page. To be added to the International Area Studies email list, please contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu. Please specify in the email subject line "IAS email list".

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