Motorcycle Diaries, The

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

  • Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna and Mia Maestro
  • Director(s): Walter Salles
  • Producer(s): Robert Redford, Michael Nozick
  • Screenwriter(s): Jose Rivera
  • Distributor: Focus Films
  • Release Date: Friday, September 24, 2004

Featured Animal Action

American Humane's Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production The Motorcycle Diaries, filmed in Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Cuba. American Humane's Film & Television Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, which is administered by trustees of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The grant allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects under the SAG/AMPTP codified agreement.

A production filmed abroad does have the option of contracting for American Humane's monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive American Humane's End Credit Disclaimer, since the Disclaimer is awarded exclusively on the basis of animal treatment during production. Because the filmmakers of The Motorcycle Diaries did not request American Humane's services and because American Humane was not present to witness the extensive animal action firsthand, the film has been rated Not Monitored.