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Boosting Our Economy - Celebrating Our Culture - Enhancing Our Children's Education

Elián

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Shoot Dates 2017
Director Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden
Producer Trevor Birney
Contacts PRODUCTION COMPANY
Fine Point Films

Elián

Status: Completed

ELIÁN recounts the story of a Cuban boy named Elián González who, on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, was found floating on an inner tube in the Florida Straits, an event that set in motion a bitter custody battle between Elián’s Cuban father and US relatives. Set to the backdrop of a tense and acrimonious relationship between the US and Cuba, the documentary  features a wealth of contemporary news archive and gives unprecedented access to key players in the saga, including an exclusive interview with the boy himself, now a 23-year old man. A story of family and the challenges of reconciliation, the documentary uses one boy’s remarkable journey to plot the path to rapprochement between Cuba and the US, and is underscored by a deeply moving personal and political commentary.

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