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Elián (2017)

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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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2017 (Limited) by ContentFilm
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Immigration, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Political, Cuba, Florida, Media Circus, Child Custody Battle, 1990s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: CNN Films, Content Media Corporation, Northern Ireland Screen, Irish Film Board, The Silver Fund, Fine Point Films, Jigsaw Productions
Production Countries: Ireland,
United States

Production and Technical Credits

Trevor Birney    Producer
Stacey Offman    Executive Producer
Maiken Baird    Executive Producer
Alex Gibney    Executive Producer
Amy Entelis    Executive Producer
Courtney Sexton    Supervising Producer
Brendan J. Byrne    Executive Producer
Richard Perello    Co-Executive Producer
Erin Edeiken    Co-Producer
Michael J. Palmer    Editor
Hannah Vanderlan    Editor
McKenzie Stubbert    Composer
Tim Golden    Screenwriter
Ross McDonnell    Cinematographer

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