Tv-maker Erik Dijkstra used to be a fan of Che Guevara
Tv-maker Erik Dijkstra traveled for the four-part BNNVARA-documentary series about Che Guevara in his footsteps through South America. It is in October, fifty years ago that the Argentine marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrillaleider was executed.
Dijkstra considers Che personally as a hero, he said to the seizoenspresentatie. “But with a dark side.”‘
‘I was formerly of Che. I come from such an old-fashioned left-wing family and also had a flag of him in my room. Though I knew only half what the text “hasta la victoria siempre’ meant. I found him cool. Later, when I history went to study, I discovered his other side.”
Dijkstra goes in the series to find the ‘man behind the myth’. He has for the series, Che: Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary, who 6 september starts, family, friends, and enemies of Che spoken. “The people who took him, but also who against him fought.”