Price: $265.00

    Code: 1728

    Directed by Luis Felipe Bernaza
    1994, 34 minutes
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $55

    Examines the phenomenon of the Cuban "balseros," those Cuban citizens who in the summer of 1994, in response to the island's deepening economic crisis, took to the sea in flimsy, homemade rafts in a desperate attempt to reach Florida. In a series of emotionally moving interviews, the Cuban balseros talk about their motivations for leaving their homeland. These heartfelt conversations, along with scenes of emotional farewells between family members and poetry written specially for the film, illuminate with remarkable sensitivity both the tragedy and the folly of this situation.

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    * Jury Mention Prize, International Catholic Film Office