Tuesday, August 29, 2006

thoughts

yesterday’s entry might be cryptic to some. so let me explain what the cryptic message was about. one of the projects we’re working on here is about the myth of che and the famous photo taken by korda in the 60’s. one interview that we were looking to include for the piece, was an interview with che’s sister here in buenos aires. i sent her an email requesting an interview, and she responded that she never does interviews regarding family. i felt that an interview with her would be a strong segment in the piece, but unfortunately i was denied.
but i’m not going to press the issue. che guevara is a personal hero of mine whom i admire very much. i might not agree with all of his methods used, but i find him of strong character and resolve. but in this specific case, i need to respect the wishes of his sister. he’s a controversial figure, and i’m sure throughout time, she has been harassed by others for interviews. and it’s not necessarily an issue about who she or who che is, but it’s an issue of respect for someone in their family who is deceased. especially before his time. so ________, i hope i haven’t caused any angst or ill feeling because of this. i admire your brother very much, and part of the reason for doing this piece is to introduce your brother to others who know about him solely from one photo taken at one moment in time.
another reason that i am respectful at this moment, is that someone in my family is very ill, and the prognosis is not good. if someone wanted to do an interview of someone dear to me who has passed, i would probably have the same reaction. with that being said, i’m not a religious person, but i did say a prayer for me uncle ted. and my thoughts go out to his immediate family, my aunt volet and cousins ted and jeff. hopefully everything works out for the best.

1 Comments:

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Theodora said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle, hope he has a speedy recovery.

 

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