Photograph by Alex Harris

Rebel soldiers with young girls: Laura Bickford, The producer of CHE, gave me the freedom to create some scenes with actors and extras, scenes like this one that do not appear in the film. Here I’ve asked the actors and these young extras to imagine what it would have been like for the rebels to encounter townspeople from Santa Clara after the victory over Batista’s troops. From left: JOSE COTTE (Dr. Fernandez Mell), AURELIO LIMA (Victor Bordon) and VLADIMIR CRUZ (Ramiro Valdes) with extras.

  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