The Hands of Che Guevara

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The Hands of Che Guevara
Directed by Peter de Kock
Release dates
  • May 2006 (2006-05)
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

The Hands of Che Guevara (Dutch: De handen van Che Guevara; Spanish: Las manos de Che Guevara) is a 2006 documentary film made by Dutch film director Peter de Kock. The documentary is a search for the severed hands of the Latin American guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara.

After Guevara's execution in Bolivia in 1967, his hands were severed from his body for purposes of identification. After fingerprints were taken, the hands, and Guevara's body, disappeared. In 1997 the body was found buried under a landing strip in Vallegrande, Bolivia.[1] Guevara's hands were not found in the grave, and it is not clear what became of them after his death, although some accounts indicate they were sent to Cuba by Antonio Arguedas.[2][3]

The film attempts to answer the question of their location once and for all.


  1. Monday, Feb. 23, 1970 (1970-02-23). "Bolivia: Accusing Hands". TIME. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. "12/18/95 - Bolivian General Reveals Che Guevara's Burial Site". The Militant. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. "CABINET // America in Autumn". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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