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In 1952, Ernesto Guevara, then a 23 year-old student of medecine, and his friend Alberto Granado, a 29 year-old biologist, started a long journey of South America.

During their voyage, which started on an old motorbike and finished with hitch-hiking, and they were first-hand witnesses of the difficult conditions of life of the people living in the countries they passed.

Guevara, who would soon be known as, “el Che”, wrote a diary of his experiences. In 2002 the Brazilian director Walter Salles shot a film, “The motercycle diaries”, about this epic journey. This documentary which is the natural successor to the film includes intervues with different people involved.

En 1952, Ernesto Guevara, entonces estudiante de medicina de 23 años, y su amigo Alberto Granado, biólogo de 29, iniciaron un largo viaje por el continente sudamericano.

Durante su periplo, que empezaron con una vieja motocicleta para continuar luego en autostop, fueron testigos de primera mano de las duras condiciones de vida de la población de los países que atravesaron.

Guevara, que pronto sería conocido como el Che, registró sus impresiones en un diario. En 2002, el director brasileño Walter Salles emprendió el rodaje de un film sobre esa odisea juvenil, “Diarios de motocicleta”, que este documental sigue a su vez con detalle, incorporando entrevistas con diversos participantes.

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