ELIÁN

By Tim GOLDEN, Ross MCDONNELL

KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2017

Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, eliÁn is the remarkable story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US-Cuban relations.

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Tribeca FF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, USA, IRELAND, CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Tim GOLDEN, Ross MCDONNELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Trevor BIRNEY
    • Synopsis
    • Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, eliÁn is the remarkable story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US-Cuban relations.

      Featuring powerful personal testimony, candid interviews and extraordinary news archive, this gripping documentary tells Elián’s remarkable survival after his mother and ten others perished at sea; the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and Miami-based relatives; and the momentous political fight that came to surround it.

      Offering a never-before-seen intimate portrait of Elián today, this is a story of family and the challenges of reconciliation; of two nations working towards healing old wounds; and of Elián and his father and the possibility that, seventeen years on, this once-close family might finally make peace.
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