Balseros

Cuban Rafters

In the summer of 1994, a team of public television reporters filmed and interviewed seven Cubans, and their families, a few days before beginning their risky venture of setting out to sea in homemade rafts to reach the coast of the United States. One of the balseros (rafters) was on a raft that was not seaworthy and had to return to Havana. The others by made it far enough to be picked up at sea the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to the North American naval base at Guantanamo, where the film crew caught up with them, and recorded their many months of confinement. Their fami- lies in Cuba had no news of them. When the balseros were finally allowed to go to the United States, the film crew went with them to a string of cities. Seven years later, the film crew visits them again, to discover what their destiny has been in the United States.<%YOUTUBE=b8Fkq_xw4Do%>

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23° Festival

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29 May - 03 June 2020
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