Photograph by Alex Harris

Extras: Townspeople from Campeche playing Cuban citizens of Santa Clara cheering and surging towards Batista’s surrendering soldiers. At this moment and in many other scenes played by extras, I was struck by the genuine joy and excitement - an electricity you could feel - at times of victory for Che’s forces.

  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