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¿Cómo, por qué y para qué se asesina a un general? (How, why and for what was the general assassinated?, poster for the film directed by Santiago Álvarez)

Jorge Dimas González (Cuban, born in 1948), Published by ICAIC (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos), Havana, Cuba


Sheet: 76.2 × 50.8 cm (30 × 20 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Poster, screenprint

Not On View



Cuban film about the assassination of General Rene Schneider in Chile on October 25, 1970, during a kidnapping attempt by the CIA


Between about 1969 and 2019, acquired by Sandra Levinson, Center for Cuban Studies, Cuban Art Space, New York [see note]; 2019, sold by the Center for Cuban Studies to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

NOTE: This comes from a large group of posters assembled over five decades. Many were acquired in the 1970s by gift or purchase from the artist, printer, or publisher; others were purchased more recently on the market in Cuba.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund