Six Cuban-American exiles discuss in detail their personal experiences during their escape from Cuba, through Operation Pedro Pan, the Freedom Flights, El Mariel, the Rafter Crisis, and the Cuban Visa Lottery.

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Jose Beltran ...
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Yvonne M. Conde ...
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Doris Fernandez ...
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Dania Garcia ...
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Mercedes Garcia ...
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Alberto Godoy ...
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Felix Gosse ...
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Valentîn Hernandez ...
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Cecilia Rodriguez Milanés ...
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Prior to Fidel Castro's reign, Cuba was open to immigration. However, once Castro proclaimed himself dictator of Cuba, one of the largest exodus recorded began, one that continues today, 47 years after the Cuban Revolution. Six central characters of the film discuss in detail their personal experiences through Operation Pedro Pan, the Freedom Flights, El Mariel, the Rafter Crisis, and the Cuban Visa Lottery. Written by Luis Martinez-Fernandez

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cuba | cuban | visa | rafter | exile | See All (11) »

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Waves of our stories have washed upon these shores. Now let us share them.

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25 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Far from the Island  »

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$55,000 (estimated)
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The documentary was originally intended to document first hand stories of exiles through their own exodus without focusing on the political state of Cuba. It became simply impossible. See more »

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