Brothers in Arms

Director: Jack Lewis
Country: South Africa
Year: 2007
Running Time: 83 min.
Language: English, Afrikaans, Spanish, and Portuguese

Brothers in Arms is a biopic of the life of Ronald Herboldt, the only South African, and as Herbolt attests, the only African to participate in the Cuban Revolution. This incredible story shows how Ronald found himself in Cuba in 1958 and joined Fidel Castro’s Rebel Army. In 1975 and again in 1987-88 Angola asked for Cuban help to repulse the South African invasion, Ronald was among the first to volunteer, fulfilling his wish to directly participate in the movement against apartheid. Finally able to return home for good in 1998, Ronald was reunited with his South African family. Brothers in Arms follows his reunion with his family while revealing the story of his vibrant life in Cuba. The film is an extraordinary tale of Pan-Africanism as it lives well beyond the borders of Africa.