Photograph by Bill Bamberger

Che being celebrated: BENECIO DEL TORO (Che) being congratulated by townspeople and guerillas after victory is assured. The man in the white shirt shaking Che’s hand is an extra playing the mayor of Santa Clara. Throughout several takes of this unfolding scene Soderbergh had difficulty getting the extras to stop cheering after he yelled “Cut.” For the people of Campeche, it was as if Che had actually returned.

  1. Extras from Campeche, Mexico who play rebel soldiers fighting with Che Guevara in the battle of  Santa Clara.  At the end of each day on set, extras gathered to turn in their rifles and other gear – and to relax. Photograph by Alex Harris
  2. An extra from the Mexican town of Campeche plays a rebel soldier for Steven Soderbergh's CHE.  Photograph by Alex Harris.
  3. Othello Rensoli plays Pombo. Rensoli is awaiting his next scene while other actors playing rebel soldiers practice their assault on Batista’s forces holding the town square. In real life, Pombo also fought with Che to create a revolution in Bolivia in